By Will Yoder
March 15, 2012

The Cleveland Browns have allowed free-agent running back Peyton Hillis to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs without making him an offer, according to the Plain Dealer.

After the Chiefs announced the done deal, Hillis Tweeted: "Appreciate all my fans in Cleveland for the support given to me in my time there. Can't wait to get back on the field and go to work in K.C."

The Chiefs signed the former Browns running back to a one-year $3 million deal. Despite Hillis saying that he was willing to take a paycut to remain in Cleveland, the Browns never made him an offer.

In 2010, Hillis had the best season of his career rushing for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns.  After not getting a new contract extension last season, Hillis’ performance on the field waned and he even considered retirement.   The Browns also released veteran starting left guard Eric Steinbach on Wedneday, who was set to make $6 million this season.

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