Hills announced his retirement from professional football Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
A fourth-round draft pick in 2008, Hills was a journeyman offensive tackle who signed with the Lions in early June after Taylor Decker sustained a torn labrum. He played for 10 teams in all throughout his career, primarily operating as a backup. The Lions signed Nick Becton, formerly of the Bears, in a corresponding move.
The Cowboys have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 15 game against the Eagles: defensive tackle Josh Brent (calf), linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring), quarterback Dustin Vaughan, tackles Tony Hills and Donald Hawkins, defensive end Kenneth Boatright and defensive back Jakar Hamilton.
Heath was doubtful to play Sunday while Watson had previously been ruled out. The team will have all seven players listed as probable active, including quarterback Tony Romo (back), linebacker Rolando McClain (knee), cornerback Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle), safety Jeff Heath (thumb) and defensive ends Demarcus Lawrence (chest), Jeremy Mincey (not injury related) and George Selvie (thumb).
The Cowboys have listed the following players as inactive for Thursday night's Week 14 matchup with the Bears: safety Jeff Heath (thumb), cornerback Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle), linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring), defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (chest), quarterback Dustin Vaughan and offensive tackles Tony Hills and Donald Hawkins.
Lawrence was deemed questionable to play Thursday after being limited in practice Tuesday. Heath, Patmon and Watson were all ruled out for Week 14 on the team's final injury report. The team will have all its probables active for Thursday night's game.
The Cowboys declared quarterback Dustin Vaughan, offensive tackles Tony Hills and Donald Hawkins, linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring) defensive tackle Josh Brent (groin), cornerback Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle) and safety Jeff Heath (thumb) inactive for Thursday's game against the Eagles.
The Cowboys have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 12 matchup with the Giants: cornerback Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle), defensive tackles Josh Brent (groin) and Terrell McClain, offensive tackles Tony Hills and Donald Hawkins, safety Jakar Hamilton and quarterback Dustin Vaughan.
Patmon had previously been ruled out of Week 12 action, while Brent had been listed as probable. Five other probables are active for the Cowboys, including quarterback Tony Romo (back), offensive tackle Doug Free (foot), linebacker Rolando McClain (knee), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (shoulder) and defensive end Tyrone Crawford (knee).
Defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford is the lone injured Cowboys player on their inactive list for the Sunday game against the Jaguars.
The healthy scratches are quarterback Dustin Vaughan, defensive back Jakar Hamilton , defensive tackle Davon Coleman, tackles Donald Hawkins and Tony Hills and linebacker Tim Dobbins.
The Cowboys signed tackle Tony Hills off the Dolphins practice squad Wednesday. Hills has played for the Steelers, Broncos and Colts in his career.
The Dolphins have completed their series of cuts to pare down their roster to the league-mandated 53 heading into the regular season.
The dispatched offensive players are quarterback Seth Lobato, linemen Tony Hills, David Arkin, Sam Brenner and Evan Finkenberg , wideouts Kevin Cone and Matt Hazel, running backs Marcus Thigpen and Daniel Thomas and tight end Evan Wilson .
Among the defensive players let go are linemen Isaako Aaitui, Garrison Smith, Tevin Mims and D'Aundre Reed, linebacker Andrew Wilson and defensive backs Jordan Kovacs and Kevin Fogg. Placekicker Jake Rogers has also been waived.
The Dolphins have also placed defensive tackle on IR and defensive end Dion Jordan and safety Reshad Jones on the reserve/suspended list.
The Dolphins signed offensive tackles Tony Hills and Steven Baker and cut wideout Gerald Ford, reports the National Football Post.
The Raiders officially finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing wide receiver Andre Holmes and guard Tony Bergstrom on the Reserve/Suspended List by the NFL.
Oakland also released defensive end Andre Carter, linebacker Omar Gaither, tackle Tony Hills, safety Reggie Smith, and cornerback Joselio Hanson.
In addition, the Raiders also waived the following 15 players from the roster: defensive tackle Ryan Baker, defensive end David Bass, linebacker Billy Boyko, defensive back Chance Casey, guard Jason Foster, tight end Richard Gordon, wide receiver Greg Jenkins, defensive back Shelton Johnson, tight end Brian Leonhardt, guard Lamar Mady, kicker Justin Medlock, defensive tackle Kurt Taufa'asau, linebacker Chase Thomas, wide receiver Conner Vernon and running back Deonte Williams.
The Raiders signed guard Tony Hills two days after the Bills released him.