Lions Work Out RB Jeremy Hill

The Lions made a backfield swap this week, adding Tra Carson and jettisoning Paul Perkins. They may not be done looking at options.

Jeremy Hill worked out for the Lions, according to’s Field Yates (on Twitter). This is Hill’s first known workout since a torn ACL ended his 2018 after one game. The former Bengals back categorized himself as close to returning as of July, and he’s now ready to audition for teams.

The former second-round pick latched on with the Patriots on a one-year deal in 2018. But the knee injury scuttled his chances of contributing to last season’s Super Bowl champions.

Hill has struggled with multiple injuries over the past two seasons. Set to 27 this weekend, Hill does have three seasons in which he cleared 790 rushing yards. They came from 2014-16, with 2014 being the only time he surpassed 4.0 yards per carry.

Kerryon Johnson, Ty Johnson, J.D. McKissic and Carson reside on the Lions’ roster. It’s possible the Lions opted for a Carson waiver claim over Hill, but other teams may soon inquire about the five-year veteran.

Running back Jeremy Cox also showed his stuff for Detroit on Friday, as Howard Balzer tweets.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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