BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns running back Peyton Hillis is expected to practice and take part in team drills after missing Cleveland's past two games with a hamstring injury.
Hillis hasn't played since straining his left hamstring against Oakland on Oct. 16. He practiced one day last week but had a setback and was kept out of Sunday's loss at San Francisco. Browns coach Pat Shurmur had anticipated Hillis practicing Wednesday, but Hillis was kept out of drills to get treatment. His status for this week's game against Houston could hinge on how well his hamstring responds after Thursday's workout.
Shurmur said Hillis will "get some team reps."
Starting wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi has been cleared to practice after missing last week's game with a concussion. Nickel back Dimitri Patterson will miss his second straight practice with a knee injury.