"Well before the 2011 NFL season was complete, signs began to emerge that the marriage between the Cleveland Browns and running back Peyton Hillis would end in divorce this offseason. That feeling hasn't changed in recent weeks, and in his assessment of the team's decisions on impending free agents this offseason, Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer opines that Hillis will be one of the players heading elsewhere. One interesting aspect raised by the scribe is just how far apart the two sides were in contract talks.
"Reportedly, Hillis was looking for $10 million in guarantees and the Browns were offering about $4 million," Grossi notes.
So who will be interested? ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley has a pair of logical destinations in mind:"
- Tim Kavanagh
I would love to have Hillis back. What do you guys think? They mentioned Redskins and the Lions but why not us we are looking for another RB and I think Hillis could split with McGahee. We already have a good 3rd down back in Moreno.