The Kansas City Chiefs continue to stay highly active in free agency on Wednesday. While inviting plenty of players to come and visit their facilities, the first actual signing has officially been inked for the Chiefs. Former Cleveland Browns standout running back Peyton Hillis.
Turns out that former Browns RB Peyton Hillis signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Chiefs.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2012
The Chiefs will utilize Hillis to add depth to the backcourt, especially since the incumbent starter is dealing with injuries:
Hillis a great compliment to Charles, plus can serve in a feature role if ACL recovery doesn't go as expected— Josh Looney (@JoshLooney) March 14, 2012
Hillis is just two years removed from finishing third in the NFL in touchdowns scored, but last year the runningback from Arkansas complained of nagging injuries to the point where the team grew tired of their tailback not being on the field.