Hill dressed for practice Friday and got in limited work on the side, Amie Just of Nola.com reports. It was Hill's second day of this routine, and though he wasn't fully involved, it's a positive step after he missed the Saints' first two days of practice with an undisclosed "tweak." He's expected to serve his usual role as a blocker and occasional pass-catcher in 2020.
Coach Sean Payton said Hill "tweaked" something and was forced to miss practice Monday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but it appears serious enough to force him out of valuable practice time. The 30-year-old was a solid No. 2 option at tight end behind Jared Cook last season, racking up 25 catches for 226 yards and three scores. Expect the Saints to update Hill's status as needed as they prepare for the 2020 season.
Hill caught two of three targets for three yards in the Saints' 26-20 overtime wild-card loss to the Vikings on Sunday. Hill was the recipient of back-to-back catches on one drive in Sunday's loss, and he remained quiet the rest of the afternoon. As has been the case throughout his seven-year career, Hill was sparsely involved in the Saints' offense all year, though he was still able to amass 25 receptions for 226 yards -- both career-high marks.
Hill caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown in the Saints' 34-7 win over the Colts on Monday. Hill was a part of history Monday, as he caught Drew Brees' record-setting 540th career touchdown pass. It was a wonderful moment for the veteran tight end, and he's now scored in two straight contests. Hill has accumulated just seven targets across his last four outings though, and touchdowns can't be depended upon given such low volume.
Hill brought in two of three targets for four yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 48-46 loss to the 49ers on Sunday. The score came on the first play of the second quarter from three yards out to put the Saints up 20-7. Hill was surprisingly quiet the rest of the afternoon despite Jared Cook heading to the locker room before halftime with a concussion. The former could have more opportunities in Week 15 if Cook doesn't clear the concussion protocol, though with just 19 receptions for 182 yards on the season, Hill will be tough to trust against Indianapolis.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||Green Bay Packers||10||5.00|
|5||10/12||Los Angeles Chargers||22||10.00|
|9||11/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||4.00|
|10||11/15||San Francisco 49ers||2||1.00|
|15||12/20||Kansas City Chiefs||24||10.00|
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|3 Year Avg||27||19||179||2||9||9.42||27|