Browns' HIllis could return Sunday

By TOM WITHERS | November 25, 2011 | 2:10 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns running back Peyton Hillis is ready to make his return after missing six straight games with a hamstring injury.

Hillis practiced Friday for the first time since Nov. 4 and may play on Sunday at Cincinnati. Hillis first got hurt on Oct. 16 in Oakland and was poised to return three weeks ago before he aggravated the hamstring during practice. Earlier this week, Browns coach Pat Shurmur ruled Hillis out for this week's game, but Hillis is now a game-time decision against the Bengals.

Hillis' second season with the Browns has been loaded with drama. He expressed disappointment at not getting a contract extension and missed one game with strep throat on the advice of his agent.