Cleveland head coach confident Peyton Hillis will play

Cleveland Plain Dealer - [Full Article]

It's a rough day at the office when your star running back shows up for work feeling sick two days before the big game and has to be sent home for rest and fluids.

But that's exactly how Pat Shurmur's day began Friday.

As the Cleveland Browns head coach led his team into final preparations for the 0-2 Miami Dolphins, Peyton Hillis - who rushed for two touchdowns and 94 yards last week - dragged himself into work feeling crummy and went home to sip fluids and rest.

The Browns also wanted him away from the facility to prevent other players from getting sick.

"He just wasn't feeling well," said Shurmur. "It just happens this time of year, so we felt the best course of action was just to send him home. We'll see how he's doing, but whatever it is, we don't feel like it's going to affect him on Sunday. My thoughts are that he'll be there."

Fantasy Impact: 

It's a good sign that the head coach feels Hillis will be available, but make sure he's active Sunday morning before proceeding with him in your lineup.

Filed Under: 2011, W3

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