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Cabot: Browns Have "Renewed Interest" in Peyton Hillis

It's amazing how positive the headlines start sounding when a certain someone gets removed from the Plain Dealer. It almost seems like people are walking on eggshells, eh?

The reason I say that is the following headline just published by Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer: "Cleveland Browns have renewed interest in keeping Peyton Hillis?" That's right -- after an entire season of hearing all of the negatives about Hillis, with speculation that he was as good as gone, Cabot now states that the Browns would like to retain Hillis after all, according to a source:

The Browns would like to re-sign running back Peyton Hillis, who worked his way back into the team's good graces over the final six weeks of the season, a league source said.

Cabot says that the team likely has not been in contact with Hillis' agent since midseason, but that the front office will get in touch with the agents of the free agents they want to bring back over the next month or so.

I think the Browns would be wise to retain Hillis at a decent price, but one that is a little lesser than what he was reportedly requesting this past season.