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Bucs add running back Michael Hill from Packers practice squad

Michael Hill AP

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their top two running backs for the rest of the season last week.

Starter Doug Martin was placed on injured reserve with a torn labrum in his shoulder that wasn’t improving. Backup Mike James then fractured his ankle in Monday night’s victory over the Miami Dolphins and was lost for the year.

It caused the Buccaneers to go in search of replacements this week. Tampa Bay signed Michael Hill off the Green Bay Packers practice squad to add additional depth behind Bobby Rainey and Brian Leonard.

Hill signed as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri Western State with the San Diego Chargers and was released at the end of training camp. He signed with the Packers practice squad. He was added to Green Bay’s active roster and appeared in two games before being waived and re-signed to their practice squad in October.

Hill finished his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,969 yards and 35 TDs on 828 carries (6.0 avg.).

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5 Responses to “Bucs add running back Michael Hill from Packers practice squad”
  1. evilglazers666 says: Nov 15, 2013 7:45 AM

    You can’t just sign a player that is active on another team’s practice squad. The player would have to be released and then clear waivers first. Something here isn’t right. Are the Glazers and Schiano being unethical again!? Weird…

  2. tpa43 says: Nov 15, 2013 8:46 AM

    How do you sign a player off another team’s practice squad. That is legal?

  3. rabzit2013 says: Nov 15, 2013 9:52 AM

    Yes they can sign someone off another teams practice squad as long as they add them to their 53 man roster, it’s like getting a promotion.

  4. dxa5053 says: Nov 15, 2013 9:53 AM

    any practice squad player is up for grabs which is why a lot of times you will see teams promote players to the active roster if other teams are sniffing around

  5. uglyglazers says: Nov 15, 2013 3:50 PM

    Have ya’ll seen fireschiano dot com?

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