Since then, though, Hillis "worked his way back into the team's good graces over the final six weeks of the season, a league source" tells the paper. The team has till March 13 to sign him without other teams being able to bid on him.
"I'll tell you what, Peyton and I had a great conversation yesterday," Browns coach Pat Shurmur said a day after the season ended, the Plain Dealer reports. "He's an all-star player who was dealing with injury in the middle part of the year and then came back, and I really liked what he did at the end of the season."
The Browns "are not believed to have had any contact with Hillis' agent, Kennard McGuire, since midway through the season, but are expected to contact most of the agents over the next month or so," the Plain Dealer notes.
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