- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 233 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 20, 1992 (25)
- 5th Season
- 2014 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 55 (CIN)
New England Patriots running back Jeremy Hill has a better chance of securing the final running back spot on the roster over Mike Gillislee, in the opinion of NESN's Doug Kyed. Gillislee has had a tough time staying healthy. Rookie Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead are locks, and Brandon Bolden will likely make the roster because of his special teams prowess and overall versatility. If Hill makes the team, he won't have much of a role. However, he could be the goal-line back for a team that should continue to score often, so he could be useful as a flex back in standard-scoring formats.
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.