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Alex Mack Released From Hospital; Agent Advised That Peyton Hillis Not Play

Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack was released from the Cleveland Clinic hospital today after having his appendix removed on Monday, according to reports. Per a quote from a Plain Dealer article, team spokesman Neal Gulkis said Mack is "resting comfortably at home and continues to progress well in his recovery."

Mack will be idle for awhile, but there are hopes that with the bye week, he would be ready to face the Oakland Raiders in just under two weeks.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Steve Vallos and John Greco are currently rotating in practice as the starting center. Vallos has been kept on the team as the primary backup center, and Greco is a utility man who primarily plays guard. Last year, Shawn Lauvao saw some work at center in practice, but it can be assumed that this is not an option this year with him being a starting guard.

In other news, the agent for Peyton Hillis spoke out saying that he advised the running back not to play against Miami due to his health. He disputed reports that it had anything to do with Hillis' contract situation. If you read the entire article, it pretty much echos what I was saying a couple of days ago: sure, frustration exists, but that doesn't mean every rumor out there is true.