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Rams send first-rounder to Falcons for a bowl of soup

Earlier this year, the Falcons were trying to trade quarterback Mike Vick, the first overall pick in the 2001 draft, for a seventh-round draft pick.

They found no takers.

Now, the Falcons have obtained another team’s former first-round selection for a seventh-round draft pick.

The Falcons have announced that cornerback Tye Hill has been acquired from the Rams.  He was the fifteenth overall pick in the 2006 draft, the first year of the Scott Linehan regime.

Per Jay Glazer of FOX, the Falcons have given up only a 2010 seventh-round pick for Hill.

After appearing in 16 games as a rookie, injuries have limited Hill to 12 total appearances in two additional seasons.

Signed through next season, Hill is due to receive a base salary of $1.037 million in 2009 and $1.3755 million in 2010.

The bargain-basement transaction strongly suggests that, but for a trade, Hill would have been cut before the start of the regular season.

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10 Responses to “Rams send first-rounder to Falcons for a bowl of soup”
  1. someguy says: Sep 1, 2009 1:05 PM

    How has his camp been?

  2. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Sep 1, 2009 1:17 PM

    I would have given the Rams a bowl of soup and half a sandwich for Hall, if he could be my friend.
    I need more friends.

  3. tian says: Sep 1, 2009 2:08 PM

    That’s because the Falcons cornerbacks were torched against the Chargers. It was terrible.

  4. creelington says: Sep 1, 2009 2:13 PM

    If the falcons think this guy is gonna help the secondary then they have major problems, mentally and in the secondary…….

  5. er pete says: Sep 1, 2009 2:41 PM

    The Rams are still expecting a real dinner because they ordered that bowl of soup at Mendy’s.

  6. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 1, 2009 3:50 PM

    Thomas Dimitroff works his “majic” again. Tye Hill will bust out like Domonique Foxworth busted out for us in 2008 via a trade for the low rounder. LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE!!!

  7. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 1, 2009 4:28 PM

    Soup? Muligatawny?

  8. DonkeyRider says: Sep 1, 2009 5:27 PM

    SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK, you need to put the crack pipe down. Tye Hill is a turd of a corner back! In 28 games for the Rams he has 13 passes defended and 4 interceptions. The only magic here is in the mushrooms Dimitroff ate before trading for this guy.

  9. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 1, 2009 9:57 PM

    The last two years injuries have hampered Tye Hill, he’s played in only 12 games total in 2007 & 2008, including starting the first 4 games of last season before going bye-bye. His rookie season was promising starting 10 of the 16 games with 42 tackles (33 solo), a team-high three interceptions, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery. His three interceptions in 2006 are the most by a Rams rookie since linebacker Pisa Tinosamoa finished with three in 2003. For his performance that season, Hill earned All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America.
    Most of that above was via copy & paste, too lazy to type it all in, unless it’s a song or movie line or original poem. But anyway, Thomas Dimitroff can pretty much do no wrong. GO FALCONS!

  10. kurtismantronik says: Sep 1, 2009 10:40 PM

    Hill looked promising after his rookie year, but clearly, injuries have hindered his play and his confidence is shot by two years of being burned over and over again.
    I think a 7th rounder, potentially a late one, is worth the possibility that a change of scenery and playing for a winner will be the shot in the arm the young man needs.
    I’m not expecting something ridiculous like a Pro Bowl season but if he can even be a quality starter for the Falcons, this deal is a stroke of genius.

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