Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis has parted ways with agent Kennard McGuire, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.
According to Anderson, the split was amicable. According to NFLPA records, Hillis has not yet hired a replacement.
Following his breakout 2010 season, where he ran for 1,177 yards and 12 touchdowns and scored the cover of EA Sports' "Madden '12" video game, Hillis replaced his original agent, Jimmy Sexton, with Kelli Masters, who was soon replaced by McGuire.
Hillis did not receive the multi-year extension he had been seeking and was left to play out the season under a $600,000 base salary. When the 2011 season started, Hillis missed six games with injuries and illness, that latter of which raised questions about whether or not he was overly concerned with his contract.
Hillis finished with 587 yards on 161 carries, a 3.6-yard per carry average that was nearly a full yard lower than his 2010 production, with three touchdowns. The Browns are not expected to use the franchise tag on Hillis, which would involve a $7.778 million base salary guarantee for the 2012 season.