West Notes: Hill, Wilson, Henderson

Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill had an eight-hour meeting with NFL Special Counsel for Investigations Lisa Friel yesterday, and while the league reportedly has no timetable for the conclusion of its investigation, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suggests a decision should be coming sooner rather than later. In defending the delayed interview of former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, the league said that it waits to interview the player until the rest of its investigation has concluded, so since Hill has now been interviewed, it’s fair to assume that the process is drawing to a close. But NFL disciplinary matters never seem to go smoothly, and the league could say that Hill’s conversation with Hill requires follow-up work, so it may be awhile before Hill hears his fate.

Now for more from the league’s west divisions:

  • Cardinals tight end Caleb Wilson, whom the club selected in the seventh round of this year’s draft, actually committed to play quarterback at Old Dominion. But he knew that his path to a pro career would not be as a QB, so he walked on as a tight end at USC and eventually transferred to UCLA. As a late-round draft choice, he needs to impress right away, and Kyle Odegard of the team’s official website says that Wilson is doing just that. New HC Kliff Kingsbury‘s spread offense emphasizes a TE’s receiving ability, and Kingsbury has praised Wilson’s route-running and hands. Wilson may be the fourth tight end on the depth chart right now, but it’s a fairly thin group, so he should have a chance to stick.
  • Vinny Bonsignore and Rich Hammond of The Athletic discussed which of the Rams‘ rookies would have the most impact on the team’s fortunes this year, and both agree that third-round RB Darrell Henderson is likely to be that guy. Henderson, a running back from Memphis, was a collegiate stud in 2018, and while LA has been adamant that its selection of Henderson has nothing to do with Todd Gurley ‘s balky knee, it’s not difficult to envision Henderson being a key component of the Rams’ offense in 2019.
  • Vic Tafur of The Athletic examines former Spring League standout Paul Butler‘s chocolate milk-fueled journey to the thick of the Raiders‘ TE depth chart, and though Butler still faces something of an uphill battle to make the club, he has a real shot. He performed well in OTAs and minicamp, and Oakland clearly thinks highly of him, as they promoted him from the practice squad late last year to prevent the Lions from poaching him. There are six TEs battling for four roster spots, but Butler’s blend of size and receiving ability give him a chance to make the 53-man roster.
  • Today, we added two more entries to our Extension Candidate series: Rams CB Marcus Peters (link) and Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner (link).
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  1. bravesbkf

    Hill’s conversation with hill??? Who QCs these articles. I get that it’s a free site but do a little better. Oh and the dude better get 6 games. That seems to be the standard for domestic violence now.

    • goldenmisfit

      Wait a second maybe they know something we don’t. Maybe they are under the impression he has schizophrenia which would explain the actions of a psychopath. #Sarcasm

  2. Dorothy_Mantooth

    If the Police are not pressing charges on Hill then that’s a pretty good sign the he has evidence that he was not the abuser in this situation as police DO NOT tolerate child abuse nor does anyone else with any sense of humanity.

    Hill obviously has some demons and I wouldn’t be surprised if he inappropriately disciplined his child based on today’s societal standards. But if he didn’t break the law and has proof that he did not do this, then I believe he deserves to resume his career.

    Based on what KC did with Kareem Hunt, I was wondering why he wasn’t released; this article clears that up a bit. I’m not calling Hill a good person by any means but we are all guilty of charging him in a court of public opinion and it looks like we may have been wrong to do so.

    I hope he is able to resume his football career and more importantly, I hope both he and his fiancé learned a valuable lesson that child abuse is a serious issue and no one will look the other way or not get involved. They need to change their ways permanently if they ever want to gain custody of their child again. If they do do, they will be closely monitored and if ANYTHING questionable happens, they will lose their child and hopefully go to jail too. The child deserves to be raised in a loving and non-abusive household. Let’s just hope that a major life lesson was learned by both of them and they become better parents and better human beings.

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