Hill (leg) passed his physical and is anticipated to be ready for training camp, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.
Hill is coming back from a broken fibula suffered in Week 13 of last year. The injury prevented him from participating in New Orleans' on-field work during the offseason, but the veteran is apparently ready to return now. In nine games last year, Hill caught 15 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown.
Hill (leg) was present at the Saints training facility Monday for the start of the team's offseason workout program, reports Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune. Hill broke his fibula last December was finished the season on injured reserved.
In addition to his broken leg, Hill was also sidelined early in the season with a sprained ankle. In all, the tight end appeared in only nine games in 2016, finishing with 15 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown. While his overall numbers were underwhelming, Hill quietly become a key member of the Saints offense as a versatile blocker and occasional pass catcher in his fourth season. In fact, he was playing about 66 percent of New Orleans' snaps over the seven games before he suffered the season-ending injury -- a likely contributing factor to fellow tight end Coby Fleener's disappointing first year in New Orleans. Assuming Hill is at full strength, which is likely given the nature of his injury, he should again see significant playing time for the Saints.
Hill (leg) expects to be healthy in time for offseason workouts, NOLA.com reports.
Hill finished the season on injured reserve due to a broken fibula sustained in early December and currently remains dependent upon crutches to move around. However, he still has over two months before offseason workouts begin. Given the nature of his injury, that should be plenty of time for Hill to return to form.
Hill (leg) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.
Hill broke his fibula during last weekend's loss to the Lions, and with the Saints in need of a roster spot to sign linebacker Travis Feeney from the Steelers practice squad, he made for an obvious choice to be placed on injured reserve this late in the season.
Hill is seemingly now in danger of missing the remainder of this season, as he also potentially suffered a high-ankle sprain, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports. After Sunday's game, Hill was seen sporting a boot and using crutches, which came after he posted a season-best six catches for 74 yards in Week 12. With Hill sidelined, John Phillips embodies the
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