The Kansas City Chiefs announced Wednesday that they have signed running back Peyton Hillis, formerly of the Browns.
Hillis has a coaching staff connection in K.C. New Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll ran the offense in Cleveland during Hillis’ breakout 2010 season. Hillis’ 2011 campaign was marred by injuries and a distracting contract situation, but he’s only 26 years old and one of the top power runners in football when healthy.
With Jamaal Charles returning from a torn ACL, the Chiefs will be able to field a Thunder and Lightning-style backfield duo. Expect the team to revert to a run-heavy offense in 2012.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hillis’ deal is worth $3 million for one year.
Hillis was the No. 39 overall player on the PFT Hot 100.