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Peyton Hillis visits the Packers

Kansas City Chiefs running back Hillis runs ball past Buffalo Bills defensive end Anderson in fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park Reuters

The Packers could use a running back, and Peyton Hillis could use a job. So perhaps Hillis will land in Green Bay.

It’s at least a possibility, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Hillis is visiting the Packers.

After a breakout season in Cleveland in 2010, when Hillis had 1,177 rushing yards, 47 receiving yards and 13 total touchdowns, Hillis has been a disappointment the last two years. In 2011 Hillis quickly wore out his welcome with the Browns while averaging 3.6 yards a carry, and in 2012 Hillis tried and failed to re-energize his career in Kansas City, also averaging 3.6 yards a carry and gaining just 309 yards as a backup.

Hillis has become such a forgotten man that there’s been no buzz around him in free agency at all. But perhaps Green Bay can be his fourth stop in the NFL — and the place where he turns his career around.

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28 Responses to “Peyton Hillis visits the Packers”
  1. eyefeeler says: Mar 12, 2013 8:02 PM

    Goal Line with Hillis and Kuhn! BURP!!

  2. jthammerstix says: Mar 12, 2013 8:03 PM

    I have a Peyton Hillis fathead in my garage if anyone would like to make an offer :/

  3. sharpie147 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:04 PM

    As a long time Chiefs fan, I wonder where they actually found a picture of Hillis running with the ball to put in this article?

  4. davekiid says: Mar 12, 2013 8:07 PM

    The Pack needs someone…anyone in the backfield to take the heat off of Rodgers. I’m sure they would prefer Jackson but Hillis is an upgrade over what they have.

    Also, the Eagles suck. K.C.C.O.!

  5. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 12, 2013 8:08 PM

    ” perhaps Green Bay can be his fourth stop in the NFL — and the place where he turns his career around. ”

    ummm… wouldn’t Green Bay be his third stop, not fourth? lol

  6. flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 8:10 PM

    Hillis and Kuhn have no chance beating the Eagles in the NFC championship game this year. This just doesnt help the Pack. And for that Im glad. Just educating you quasi football fans with Philly knowledge

  7. localoutlaw says: Mar 12, 2013 8:11 PM

    Please Ted….spare us this knucklehead!

  8. bougin89 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:12 PM

    As a Packer fan…No thanks.

  9. gbpicksix says: Mar 12, 2013 8:16 PM

    I sure hope it’s just a visit. Hillis was a one year wonder and has too much trouble holding on to the football.

    Any amount of money they are considering paying Hillis they should just add to a signing bonus to make sure Sam Shields sticks around.

  10. ytownjoe says: Mar 12, 2013 8:17 PM

    Hollis was a one-year flash. The Madden Curse finished him off. Somebody put it in his head that he was worth $7 million a year. He went through four agents before he became a free agent. He was a wasted signing with the Chiefs.
    His only hope is to accept a minimum one year contract or he’s done in the NFL.

  11. hyzers says: Mar 12, 2013 8:18 PM

    He’s a rich man’s Kuhn haha

  12. myasylum11 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:18 PM

    Ted Thompson should join the Pawn Stars cast. He could walk around all day saying, “Theirs no way I’m paying that!”
    Hell, he’s pretty much the pawn broker of the NFL.

  13. muskyhunter2542 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:19 PM

    Nooooooooooooooooo

  14. tjg25 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:19 PM

    Wow then maybe trade for Tebow and I can officially hate my lifelong favorite team.

  15. jakec4 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:19 PM

    flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 8:10 PM

    Hillis and Kuhn have no chance beating the Eagles in the NFC championship game this year. This just doesnt help the Pack. And for that Im glad. Just educating you quasi football fans with Philly knowledge
    ——————————————————

    Nick Foles for MVP too, right?

  16. muskyhunter2542 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:20 PM

    philly is going to be a cellar dwellers in 13.

  17. tmilla19 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:21 PM

    I’d rather they keep Benson. We don’t want another 3 ypc back we already have plenty of those. Draft Lacy keep Dujuan Harris, release the rest of them.

  18. mjkelly77 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:23 PM

    Hillis won’t be very enthusiatic when he has to play outdoors in zero degree weather.

  19. packerman1968 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:23 PM

    Are they going to hire him to tend to the Tundra?

  20. glastron1 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:25 PM

    Don’t do it Packers!!!!

  21. jessethegreat says: Mar 12, 2013 8:48 PM

    I’d rather pass all 4 downs than have Ted sign this guy.

    His head is much bigger than his production (largely thanks to us Packers fans that voted him Madden cover boy rather than take the jynx of Madden breaking our QB)!

  22. talonh says: Mar 12, 2013 8:52 PM

    The only reason the Pack can’t beat the iggles in the NFC Championship is because Philly has no chance of being in the NFC Championship

  23. larryboodry says: Mar 12, 2013 9:38 PM

    flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 8:10 PM

    “Hillis and Kuhn have no chance beating the Eagles in the NFC championship game this year.”

    Because the Eagles won’t be there.

  24. tangysizzl says: Mar 12, 2013 9:40 PM

    I guess you can find bargains on the first day of free agency…

  25. contra74 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:35 AM

    Desperation from cheesehead land.

  26. axespray says: Mar 13, 2013 6:15 AM

    Can’t we just roll with the Cedric/Dujuan combo for a year – then draft a runningback.

    I’m more concerned with our run blocking… No one can succeed in the backfield if no one up front is getting any push.

  27. ispeaknow77 says: Mar 13, 2013 8:01 AM

    Look, I’m glad the Packers are looking to make some moves (althought they haven’t done anything yet) in free agency, but a running back is not the answer. They need to be looking at upgrading at LT and C. The run game will never improve until they upgrade the OL and hire an actual OL coach.
    I’m a huge Packers fan but I don’t expect them to make another run at a SB until these problems get addressed.

  28. larryboodry says: Mar 13, 2013 12:03 PM

    Y’all are better off with Cedric Benson.

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