We reported a few days ago that the Cleveland Browns will not use the franchise tag on running back Peyton Hillis, but will try to re-sign him to a multi-year deal.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed that Hillis will indeed not be franchised.
Schefter also mentioned that Hillis thought about retiring during this past season and joining the CIA. Right now though, it’s not clear if he ever pursued a career with the CIA.
At the end of the season, Hillis told some coaches that he was thinking about retiring, but now it seems like he wants to keep playing.
Browns general manager Tom Herkert told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that they’re willing to re-sign Hillis as long as it would be a reasonable contract.
“If we can work something out with Peyton (Hillis) we will,” Heckert told ESPN. “Did he have some rough patches during the season? Yes. Were there stretches where things were blown out of proportion? Yes. Honestly, I feel like a lot of that was blown up in the media. Now, of course things will still come down to the money, but we’ll just have to wait and see.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone