Sammie Hill, Titans agree on three-year deal


Since Jim Schwartz moved from Titans defensive coordinator to Lions head coach, several players have followed him to Detroit.

Now one is moving the other direction. Defensive tackle Sammie Hill has agreed to a three-year deal with the Titans. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the deal is worth $11.4 million, with $4 million in guaranteed money.

Hill’s move to Tennessee was forecast on Tuesday night as reports indicated he was likely to wind up with the Titans after he made his way to Nashville for a visit with the team. Hill’s a big guy who’s shown some promise as a pass rusher as a rotational player with the Lions, but the Titans will likely be asking him to do more if, as expected, Sen’Derrick Marks moves on to another team.

Hill is the third free agent that the Titans have signed since free agency opened. He joins guard Andy Levitre and tight end Delanie Walker as new faces on a Titans team trying to find its way back to the playoffs.

10 responses to “Sammie Hill, Titans agree on three-year deal

  1. Sad to see him go because he was awesome for depth and in situational packages for us but he was never going to start. I wish him the best of luck, hopefully he’ll do well in Tenn.

  2. A good solid player who was stuck behind two 1st Round picks. Hill played well, especially against the run. He can collapse the pocket and create opportunities for the Titans DEs.

    Titans fans should be pleased with this signing.

  3. Good for the Titans. He’s been solid since his rookie year. It’s a shame he couldn’t get more playing time in Detroit.

  4. What are the Titans doing? Constantly overpaying for players is not the route to success!

  5. Hill was great in a situational role in D-town. He only needed an opportunity to start, which was not going to happen there.

    Titans fans can be happy – he will be a “hit”.

  6. As a Lions fan I’m sad to see SLH go but as others have pointed out he wasnt going to get a starting job here. Very athletic for a DT his size and I wish him all the best in Tennessee

  7. Thankfully Bud Adams is keeping out of this free agency. He ruined it last year with the whole Peyton debacle. Good, solid guys we’ve added, at positions of need. Dare I say, we might not have the worst front office in football after all.

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