Report: Jeremy Hill signing with Patriots

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The Patriots have found Dion Lewis‘ replacement.

Jeremy Hill will join Rex Burkhead, James White and Mike Gillislee in the Patriots’ backfield, having come to terms with New England, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Hill visited the Patriots on Friday.

Hill, 25, was a second-round pick of the Bengals in 2014. He rushed for 2,873 yards and 29 touchdowns in his four seasons in Cincinnati.

Hill played seven games last season, going on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He averaged only 3.1 yards in gaining 116 yards.

His best season came as a rookie when he rushed for 1,124 yards.

30 responses to “Report: Jeremy Hill signing with Patriots

  1. I will be interested in the contract details. It needs to be considerably less than Lewis got otherwise I will wish they had spent it on Lewis instead.

  2. He is totally different. He’s a solid back if you cater to his style. The bengals love jamming square pegs into round holes. Pats will get more out of him.

  3. Poor man’s Blount. Which might not be a bad thing regardless. From what I saw Pats had a lot of issues converting 3rd and short last year.

    Decent pickup, fills a need and is clearly more of an improvement to the team than what they added on defense.

  4. Basically what stopped his production was the Bengals lack of a commitment to the run. After his fumble against the steelers to end 2015, i don’t think he ever fumbled after that. Dude is a stud who can get it done, and has the nose. He’s not a twitchy guy, find a gap and go, throw a shoulder and run you over guy. I think he balls out as long as he brings it during training camp/practices and doesn’t get on the hoodies bad side.

  5. He can potentially be Corey Dillon 2.0 with this Pats team. He reminds me a lot of Doug Martin in terms of production and effort, which isn’t saying a lot. Maybe finds new inspiration in NE?

  6. mysterytonite says:
    March 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    Mike gillislee 2.0
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    Probably a replacement for Gillislee.

  7. ANDRE B says:
    March 16, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    He can potentially be Corey Dillon 2.0 with this Pats team.
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    Minus the speed and instincts and talent.

    But a decent pickup for the role he was probably signed for.

  8. He had 29 in his first 3 years, then last year the Bengals were a team in RB chaos. So, he has a nose for the goal line.

  9. Tough to replace Lewis, who was as responsible for NE’s comeback and win over Atlanta than any other NE player. Lewis has it all.

  10. skawh says:
    March 16, 2018 at 8:13 pm
    Tough to replace Lewis, who was as responsible for NE’s comeback and win over Atlanta than any other NE player. Lewis has it all.
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    I think you meant James White

  11. “Tough to replace Lewis, who was as responsible for NE’s comeback and win over Atlanta than any other NE player. Lewis has it all.”

    It was James White in the Super Bowl vs Atlanta, but you’re right about Lewis. He’s an incredible player when healthy. The Pats had an outrageous winning % when Lewis was on the field, in fact the Super Bowl this year may be the only game they ever lost while he was on the field.

  12. Braz says:
    March 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm
    skawh says:
    March 16, 2018 at 8:13 pm
    Tough to replace Lewis, who was as responsible for NE’s comeback and win over Atlanta than any other NE player. Lewis has it all.
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    I think you meant James White
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    In fairness to skawh, he’s never actually watched a game of football.

  13. A patriot fan with a “west coasters can’t play sports” moniker when new england area high schools produce zero talent in any sport, how comical. When is the last time a major college coach went to sissyviille new england to recruit talent? Hahahahaha

  14. I always had high hopes for Jeremy. If he can run like he did his rookie year, he’s awesome. Hard to gauge last season, the blocking was horrible. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him do well. Broke my heart with that fumble though.

  15. This guy hasn’t been good in 3 years. 1 year wonder. Cant wait for the Pats fan to spin oit like the got the next Curtis Martin.

    Not a typical BB signing with a terrible 3cone of 7.64 at his proday/ 4.59 Shuttle

    ZERO agilty/quickness. OVERRATED

  16. thermanmerman99 says:
    March 16, 2018 at 8:53 pm
    A patriot fan with a “west coasters can’t play sports” moniker when new england area high schools produce zero talent in any sport, how comical. When is the last time a major college coach went to sissyviille new england to recruit talent? Hahahahaha

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    Boston College has put out several stars and there are a couple from Harvard of ann places. But you are right, NE colkege graduates usually opt instead to make more money outside of football than west coast graduates do in it. Even some of their dropouts have pulled that off.

  17. Patriots will do well with a running back whose former team has never won a playoff game. He can teach them how to lose with dignity.

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