Patriots To Sign Jeremy Hill

Just moments after adding veteran Adrian Clayborn to their defensive front four, the Patriots continued their reshuffling by reaching an agreement with former Bengals running back Jeremy Hill, ESPN’s Field Yates tweets

Yates reported on Thursday the team was set to meet with the running back on Friday and the two sides quickly agreed to a deal.

A second-round pick in 2014, Hill burst on the scene with 1,124 yards and nine rushing touchdowns as a rookie. The following season, the LSU product tied for the league lead with 11 rushing scores. After another solid season in 2016, Hill was phased out after the team drafted Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in the second round. Hill recorded just 116 yards on 37 carries.

Despite the departure of Dion Lewis to the Titans, the Patriots’ depth chart at running back is still chock full. Earlier in the week, the team re-signed Rex Burkhead, and it already has pass catcher James White and Mike Gillislee under contract.

Hill has served in a two-headed rushing attack since entering the league, splitting carries with Giovani Bernard in his first three seasons as well as Mixon in 2017.

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  1. joeshmoe11

    I’m thinking most of the commenters have never seen Jeremy run outside of a few highlights. He’s a plodder who lost whatever burst he came into the league with after his rookie season.

    • sportsfan101

      Yet he in his second year tied for the NFL league lead in rushing td’s you Obv have no idea and just wanna troll.

      • joeshmoe11

        It’s not difficult to get touchdowns from the 2 yard line on 3 tries. 2015 Bengals had a great offense, good o line which presented a ton of scoring chances.

        Hey, Hill was a good dude and I hope like hell he can bounce back but the guy in 14 is a totally different guy than the guy 15-17.

      • joeshmoe11

        It’s not difficult to get touchdowns from the 2 yard line on 3 tries. 2015 Bengals had a great offense, good o line which presented a ton of scoring chances. 3, 2, 8, 5, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 38, 1 (playoffs). There’s seems to be an outlier. Take away the 38 yard and that’s less than 2.5 yards per TD carry. Even with the long one it’s 5. Gio Bernard has 16 career rushing TDS, averages 12+ yards per TD. Take away HIS longest (89) and it’s still over 7 per score.

        Hey, Hill was a good dude and I hope he can bounce back but the guy in 14 is a totally different guy than the guy 15-17.

        Stats don’t lie. Call me a troll if you want but if you can’t be objective you can go pound sand.

        • gronk

          11 TDs is 11 TDs. Who knows ? There’s a good chance the Pats brought him in for that situation exactly. If all make the team I’m sure he’ll get his share of early down long yardage opportunities mixed in with Burkhead and Gillislee. I haven’t looked up his avg or fumble rate but 11 reg season TDs in the red zone only tells me that he’s good as well as trusted in that situation. BB knows what roll he wants out of him and history tells us he’ll probably succeed in it.

  2. cubbies95

    Wish we could’ve gotten Woodhead instead to pair with Burkhead because as we all
    know, two heads are better than one

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