Browns RB Hillis will do some practicing



BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns running back Peyton Hillis will be on the practice field, but Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur doesn’t know if he’ll be able to play for the first time in three weeks.

Hillis has missed the past two games with a strained hamstring he injured on Oct. 16. He returned to practice for one day last week, but suffered a setback and sat out Sunday’s game in San Francisco. Shurmur said Hillis will do some running Wednesday and the team will see “what he can do.”

Hillis’ second season in Cleveland has been loaded with controversies surrounding his contract and injuries.

Shurmur said running back Montario Hardesty will not play in this week’s game at Houston. Hardesty tore a calf muscle against the 49ers and could miss several weeks.

Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi is back at practice after missing last week’s game with a concussion.