Sunday will mark the fifth consecutive game the Browns have suited up without Hillis, the team’s leading rusher in the 2010-11 season. The 25-year-old has been battling with a poor hamstring, among other ailments, which has made it hard for him to practice consistently with the team. Last week it appeared Hillis was on pace return to the line-up, however he re-injured his hamstring while making a routine up-the-middle run at practice.
In four games this season, Hillis has ran for 211 yards on 60 carries. He has recorded just two touchdowns.