Hillis returns to Browns facility, could practice Wednesday

BEREA, Ohio -- Browns running back Peyton Hillis attended team meetings Monday, one day after being sent home with strep throat before a game against the Miami Dolphins.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Hillis was at the team's training facility as players reviewed tape and received treatment following their 17-16 victory over the Dolphins.

Shurmur said Hillis is improving and likely will be able to practice Wednesday as the Browns prepare to play the Tennessee Titans.

Hillis stayed with the Browns (2-1) at their downtown hotel Saturday and went to the stadium intending to play. However, Hillis' symptoms worsened, and the Browns told the bulldozing back to go home about two hours before kickoff.

Montario Hardesty replaced Hillis and rushed for 67 yards on 14 carries.

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Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith celebrates breaking the all-time career rushing record in a game against the Seattle Seahawks in Irving, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 27. 2002. Smith broke the NFL's career rushing record with an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter. The run gave the 33-year-old Smith 16,728 career yards, passing Walter Payton's mark of 16,726 yards. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

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