Jeremy Hill signs with Bengals

AP

The Bengals start OTAs on Tuesday and they moved closer to getting all their draft picks signed by that time on Sunday.

Running back Jeremy Hill sent out word on Twitter that he’s signed his deal with the Bengals. The second-round pick is the sixth member of the eight-man draft class to agree to a contract, leaving only first-round corner Darqueze Dennard and third-round defensive end Will Clarke left unsigned.

Hill ran for 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns for LSU last season and capped his collegiate career with a 216-yard outing in the Tigers’ bowl game. His college career was marred by a pair of arrests, which led to a six-month suspended jail sentence and probation for Hill.

If he can stay out of trouble, Hill has a chance to earn a sizable role in the Bengals backfield. His size should make him a good complement for Giovani Bernard, although he’ll need to earn those snaps ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis. With Hue Jackson expected to emphasize the running game, all three could wind up in line for carries this season.

28 responses to “Jeremy Hill signs with Bengals

  1. Great pick by the Bengals. Guy is a beast. I wanted Browns to take him and of course they didnt because they are a bunch of clueless morins. Its amazing all the players i like the Browns pass on or end up on good teams.

    Its no wonder the Browns have lost double digtits 6 straight yrs soon to be 7, and 10 out of 11 seasons, soon to be 11 out of 12

  2. He’s going to be the starter very soon, bank on it. Kid averaged 6.9ypc last year running through the SEC and an Iowa defense that was ranked in the top 15 last year couldn’t stop him.

  3. “Fits right in at cinci. You know the stripes and all.” can we please stop this crap. It’s getting old.

  4. pftfan says:
    May 26, 2014 9:33 AM
    He looks blazed in that photo.
    ————-

    He DOES look tired. Like the deep down tired you get from lifting a really heavy bowl.

  5. Carlos Hyde and Jeremy Hill both have arrest records. The Bengals needed a big back. Whichever guy they took, the arrest record was going to be brought up. Is Hyde’s record mentioned when talking about the 49ers picking him? Nope. Not even with Aldon Smith on their roster.

  6. Hill is an awesome player, they want to get Bernard in space and use BJE in short yardage. Hill and Bernard will split carries as Cincy seeks to use Dalton as little as possible to see if they can limit his mistakes and get some quality game management out of him in the playoffs especially. They need to control the ground at the end of the year and put Andy in a position to get some high percentage throws while keeping little Gio fresh all year for those monster plays.

    Great pickup love me some Hill and BJE combo that’s what you want. 3 backs, one with power, one all around guy, and one explosive player that can be your X factor.

    Hoping the Ravens can put that together with Taliaferro being the BJE, Pierce the Hill, and Rice the Gio but im sure that’s just wishful thinking

  7. SAV: Great point about Dalton, but they have one of the best receivers in the game, it’s hard to say that they don’y try and get him the ball still.

    Completely agree with your Ravens comparison as well.

    Though the Law Firm of BJE might be the most unspectacular back still going in the league.

  8. When will these dumb “Bengals are criminals” jokes go away? 7 years ago, maybe, but that group of guys is more or less gone. Every team has its share of arrests and this offseason the Bengals have had as many or fewer than the average team. smh

  9. A steal in the second. If hie gets him the ball enough your looking at the rookie of the year

  10. I find it humorous how many people think they know everything, but somehow fail to utilize an abundant resource commonly referred to as Google. In fact, there isn’t really an excuse to not know when 90% of the planet has a smart phone.

    If one were to search for the NFL team with the most arrests, one will quickly discover it’s not Cinncinati. Happy searching!

  11. The Bengals could have the best 1-2 punch in the league this year. Still don’t see the point paying BJGE almost 3 million when he is the worst back on the team. No disrespect because he has been a good example but his time is up. That 3.6 ypc really hurt us last year.

  12. Bengals sign troubled draft pick. How many times has that headline been used over the last decade?

  13. Injuries at Center and Guard hurt The Bengals’ running game, BJGE. Hill is an excellent addition. I am glad that BJGE is still with the team. All teams need at least three productive RBs during the season. Four RBs are the norm. BJGE is good on Special teams, too. Welcome J. Hill… the second coming of Cory Dillion!

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