Oct 8, 2010 2:30 AM

What happened to Hillis?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Josh McDaniels has never been shy about shedding some of the players he inherited from Mike Shanahan's star-studded offense.

With Kyle Orton leading the league in passing and a half-dozen of his targets already in double digits in catches, there doesn't seem to be a lot of angst among Denver Broncos fans over the departures of Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler, no matter how well they're playing for their current teams.

Given the Broncos' woeful running game, however, McDaniels is drawing plenty of scrutiny for his decision to trade backup tailback Peyton Hillis to Cleveland this spring.

Hillis has the Browns' ground game in high gear while the Broncos are ranked last in the NFL in rushing.

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