- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 233 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 20, 1992 (25)
- 5th Season
- 2014 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 55 (CIN)
The New England Patriots signed free-agent running back Jeremy Hill on Friday, according to a source. Hill had a promising rookie year with the Bengals, putting up 1,124 yards on the ground and nine touchdowns, but aside from his career-high 11 scores in 2015, he averaged less than 4.0 yards per carry in his last three years. He's still young, but he'll face plenty of competition for touches in New England with Rex Burkhead, James White and Mike Gillislee. The best hope is that Hill becomes a short-yardage/goal-line back with the Pats, but fantasy owners aren't holding their breath.
Free-agent running back Jeremy Hill will visit with the New England Patriots on Friday, according to a source. Hill really fell off the fantasy map the last two seasons. He posted 3.8 yards per carry but had nine touchdowns in 2016 and was sporting a career-low 3.1 yards per carry in seven games for the Bengals last year before having ankle surgery. The Patriots often take other team's trash and turn it into treasure, so Hill may not be done, especially since he's still just 25 years old. However, he'd be facing competition with James White, Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee in New England.
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent running back Jeremy Hill does not expect to re-sign with the Bengals. Hill confirmed this on his personal Twitter account. Hill had only 37 carries despite starting all seven games before landing on Injured Reserve after ankle surgery last year. He will likely have to settle for a committee role wherever he lands this offseason.