Cleveland Browns' running back Peyton Hillis sits on the bench in street close as his team faces the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Cleveland. Hillis did not play in the game. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Browns coach Pat Shurmur met with reporters today before his team practiced in preparation for its game Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Here are some of the highlights:
Running back Peyton Hillis won't practice today, Shurmur said. Hillis practiced Wednesday, but his left hamstring is sore, so he'll be sidelined again. Shurmur said he doesn't know if Hillis will play against the 49ers. "I'm hopeful he does," Shurmur said. "But I can't say. We'll have to see 'cause he got a little sore from practicing (Wednesday). We'll have to see how he progresses the next couple of days." Hillis, who's pictured to the right, sat out all of last week because he pulled his left hamstring Oct. 16 against the Oakland Raiders. Hillis was inactive this past Sunday in the Browns' 6-3 win over the Seattle Seahawks. "I talked to (Hillis) this morning," Shurmur said. "I think he's hanging in there, taking this thing day-to-day, trying to get himself healthy, so that he can go out and play. I don't sense a frustration."
Phil Dawson (bruised right thigh) will kick today during practice, Shurmur said.
Right guard Shawn Lauvao (knee), cornerback Joe Haden (knee) and offensive linemen Tony Pashos (ankle) and Joe Thomas (strained glute) will practice today, Shurmur said.
Tight end Benjamin Watson (concussion) and wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (concussion) are progressing, but neither will practice today.
Shurmur said the Browns are not pursuing free-agent wide receiver Terrell Owens.