The Lions have signed tight end Josh Hill.
#Lions have signed free agent TE Josh Hill
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 13, 2021
The New Orleans Saints signed Hill as an undrafted rookie from Idaho State in 2013.
Hill has primarily been a 2nd or 3rd option is in career while also playing some special teams.
At 31 years old, he previously spent 5 seasons under new Lions coach Dan Campbell in New Orleans.
He is known as a great run and pass blocker, but limited in receptions on offense.
Saints TE Josh Hill working across the formation, lining up, and obliterating a DB pic.twitter.com/NXSOWzGAZY
— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) October 7, 2019
#Saints RB Alvin Kamara needs to be buying steaks for both Erik McCoy AND Josh Hill.
Effort these two gave on the TD reception is next level. You wanna see what keeps Hill in the NFL so long? Man deserves all the RTs, likes, steaks, airheads and whatever else you can give him pic.twitter.com/SfzwIcvmCU
— Deuce Windham (@RevDeuceWindham) September 29, 2020
In 2020, he had 8 receptions and a touchdown.
Hill has played in 117 games and has 116 catches for 1071 yards and 15 TD’s.
Former head coach Sean Payton spoke about Hill in 2019 after losing him to injury.
“We lost Josh Hill,” Saints coach Sean Payton said in 2019 after Hill was injured during a game, “and Josh is one of those guys that may be somewhat under the radar, but losing him was like losing your front door. All of a sudden there are 58 plays on the call sheet and he was involved in a lot of them, so we spent a lot of time trying to re-personnel group some of our plays — which ones we still want to run and which ones can we not run.”