Hill (knee) has been suspended for the first two games of 2017 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
As a backup cornerback with the Rams in 2016, Hill recorded 40 tackles and two passes defensed in 12 games. His absence for the first two weeks of 2017 shouldn't have a large impact on the secondary.
Hill hurt his knee in the Rams' season finale Sunday against the Cardinals, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
It isn't clear how severe Hill's injury may be. Nonetheless, the Rams' season is over and Hill will have plenty of time to return to full strength prior to the start of summer OTAs.
Hill's departure comes after he was arrested Saturday morning for a DUI. The Rams decided to wipe their hands clean of the whole situation, leaving the 25-year-old free to sign on with another team. Hill recorded 38 tackles this season in nine games, starting in a few contests. Look for E.J. Gaines to take over his role going forward.
Hill will not play Sunday against the Dolphins after being arrested Saturday morning in suspicion of DUI, ESPN reports.
E.J. Gaines projects to step into the starting lineup.
Hill is expected to start Sunday against the Lions, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Hill has started two of the first five games this season, and he had a standout performance with 11 solo tackles in Week 3 against Tampa Bay. Otherwise, it's been a quiet start to the campaign for the sophomore cornerback. Still, it wouldn't be shocking if Hill posted a decent tackle total Sunday with Detroit potentially looking to take advantage of his inexperience.
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|P4||8/31/17||@ GB||7:00 pm|
|3||9/21/17||@ SF||8:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
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