Hill saw his first action since suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 1, and although his touchdown reception was impressive, he didn't exactly set the box score on fire. Perhaps more importantly, however, was Hill's substantial playing time. Although starting tight end Coby Fleener was the recipient of two touchdowns -- a two-yard run on a "tight end end-around" and a 50-yard catch -- Hill actually out-snapped Fleener (41 snaps) against Carolina. The Saints uncharacteristically ran a lot of two-tight end sets, which may explain Hill's increased playing time. But, it's also worth noting that Week 6 was the first time the two tight ends have played a full game together (Hill was injured early in Week 1), so it's unclear how the Saints intend to divide the snaps going forward. Hill is still probably best left on waivers, but the situation is worth monitoring.
Hill (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 6 tilt with the Panthers, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Hill was limited during practices throughout the week, but the Saints saw enough mobility from him to activate him for the first time since Week 1. Considering that he's probably not 100 percent recovered from the injury, Hill may only see a handful of snaps Sunday. Once he's fully healthy, Hill's role may expand a little bit, but he's unlikely to see much volume as the No. 2 tight end behind Coby Fleener.
Hill (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Limited throughout the week of practice, Hill is hoping to play for the first time since Week 1. He could eventually steal a few snaps from Coby Fleener, assuming he's still ahead of Chris Manhertz for the No. 2 TE role.
Hill hasn't played since going down with a high ankle sprain in the season opener and is questionable to play in Week 6. The fourth-year tight end has totaled 36 catches for 340 yards and eight touchdowns over his first three pro campaigns.
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