Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis is dealing with a recent rash of injuries, missing last Friday’s game against the Detroit Lions and a number of recent practices. He has been relegated to the exercise bike as the Browns prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.
However, it is expected that Hillis will play against the Eagles, despite a sore hamstring and back. Hopefully, this is a signal that neither of his injuries are that serious, because if they were, there would be no reason to play him in these last two preseason games. The Browns would be better off giving Hillis the time off to get healthy for the regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 11.
Peyton Hillis is expected to be a big part of the offense this season, and his style of running won’t be doing him any favors when it comes to staying healthy, so the Browns will be especially careful with their starting running back.