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Peyton Hillis has gone from Madden cover-boy to persona non grata with the Cleveland Browns.
For the season, Hillis has just 26 more yards than he did in one game against the New England Patriots last year.
Hillis has supposedly battled everything from strep throat to a pulled hamstring.
I am guessing there is a contingency in Cleveland that is not buying it, believing it is all a ploy to get paid.
Hillis was supposed to be the star of a resurgent Browns team expected to compete in the AFC North.
Instead, Hillis has left his team high and dry, and the Browns have slumped to dead-last in the division. I doubt he has many friends left in the locker room.
Hillis will get his contract all right, but not in Cleveland.
Team: New York Jets
The Jets are going to have to start rebuilding soon. Every game LaDanian Tomlinson plays is another closer to retirement.
Shonn Greene was supposed to be the team's next star back, but he has been mediocre at best.
Greene is also only under contract through 2013 and is inexpensive, so the Jets will not have to worry about any real running back controversy.
New York is not afraid to open their checkbooks or bring in players with questionable character. For a supposed "ground-and-pound" team, the 250-lbs. Hillis would be a perfect fit to carry the offense.