Why Browns Peyton Hillis changes agents so often

Peyton Hillis did it again.  He changed agents for the fourth time since the end of the 2010 season.  That has not only made his negotiations with the Browns difficult but has muddied the waters with potential new teams.  Why would a player do that?

I cannot be sure but having been party to player negotiations, I have my suspicions.

Many players do not want to hear the truth.  In this case Hillis has said he wants to be paid like a top NFL RB like Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson.  The truth is that Hillis had one good season in 2010.  He ran for 1,177 yards with a 4.4 yard average.  He also caught 61 passes for 477 yards with a total of 13 TDs.

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How YOU YOURSELF Can be in the EA NFL Madden13 Game

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EA sports is putting the opportunity to become a player in their next football video game, Madden NFL 13, up on the auction block at charitybuzz.com to raise funds for the ACLU of Southern California.

The winning bidder will submit their name, height, weight, age, skin tone, hair color/length, accessories and college, as well as choose intricate gameplay attributes. The winner gets to decide all the specifics. Then, they’ll become a permanent part of the next release of the best-selling Madden NFL game.

I’m guessing they won’t make the cover though, and therefore not have to worry about the dreaded “Madden Curse.”

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Fantasy Football: 2011 AFC North Running Back Situations

While the AFC East running back landscape is a mess, the AFC North is a goldmine.

Ray Rice is a force, both running and catching the football. He regressed some last year, but still managed 1776 total yards (1220 rushing, 556 receiving) and six touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving). Willis McGahee is up in the air, but it makes sense for him to return to Baltimore next year. Rice is a top five to eight fantasy running back depending on your format.
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Rashard Mendenhall followed up his 1108 yard, seven touchdown season with an even more impressive 1273 yard, 11 touchdown season. Mendy is a clear RB1 and a top eight to ten fantasy running back depending on your format. I actually like him a little better than Ray Rice in non-PPR leagues. He may make some bonehead comments, but he is a fantasy force with little competition for carries.
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Can the Cleveland Browns Peyton Hillis Do it Again in 2011?