Hills was waived by the Lions on Saturday. Following a slew of injuries to the Lions' backfield, Hills was promoted from the practice squad in 2019 and was active for Week 15's matchup versus the Buccaneers. He ended up rushing 10 times for 21 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught both targets for one yard. He could land back on the practice squad as insurance in case another injury bug lands in Detroit.
The Lions re-signed Hills on Thursday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. Hills was waived by the Lions on Monday, but he now rejoins the team after just a handful of days. He drew one start for Detroit in 2019 due to a litany of injuries at the running back position, the only contest for which he was active. He'll now compete for a similar reserve role.
Hills was waived by the Lions on Monday, Benjamin Raven of MLive.com reports. Hills had a short-lived moment of fantasy relevance last fall when numerous injuries to the Lions backfield allowed him to earn a starting nod Week 15. However, he was a healthy scratch in every other 2019 contest, and the Slippery Rock product is now being let go in order for Detroit to sign ex-Colts running back Jonathan Williams.
Hills (coach's decision) was not active for Sunday's 23-20 loss to Green Bay. Hills wasn't needed with Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough healthy and he thus took a seat for the third consecutive game. However, it's still been a relatively successful year considering his spot start in Week 15 was Hills' first career appearance in a regular-season game since going undrafted in 2017. In that outing, Hills rushed 10 times for 21 yards and two touchdowns while catching one of two passes for a single yard. The Slippery Rock product will now be an exclusive-rights free agent at the end of the league year.
Hills (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos,. Hills made his NFL debut in Week 15 against the Buccaneers, rushing 10 times for 21 yards and two scores. The pair of touchdowns made it a productive debut, but he was inefficient on a per-touch basis overall. With Kerryon Johnson (knee) back in the lineup, Hills' services won't be needed against the Broncos.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/24||@Los Angeles Rams||16||17.00|
|18||01/09||Green Bay Packers||17||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||5||10||1||1||0||0||7|