Holmgren: Talks between Browns, RB Hillis 'quiet'
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns president Mike Holmgren says contract negotiations with running back Peyton Hillis are "quiet now," but the team remains open to signing him to a long-term extension
Holmgren met with Cleveland's media for the first time since training camp on Thursday and addressed a wide range of topics, including Hillis' future. Holmgren said the Browns never considered trading Hillis, who rushed for nearly 1,200 yards last season. Holmgren added that the Browns and Hillis' representatives have decided to "let Peyton play, let the dust settle and see what happens."
Holmgren said the drama surrounding Hillis, who missed a game with strep throat and is currently injured, has clouded his situation.
Holmgren said the Browns will wait until after the season to evaluate quarterback Colt McCoy, whom he called "a pup."
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