Last training camp, Jeremy Hill won the competition to be the New England Patriots’ power back with an impressive preseason and camp. The stint, sadly, lasted only one game before the running back blew out his ACL.
This summer, the 26-year-old is hoping to have cleared and find a house. Hill seems optimistic that clearance will probably come shortly.
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“I think for me personally coming off a significant ACL injury, I am only doing what I can to get back to 100 per cent,” Hill stated, via Herbie Teope of The Advocate. “I understand there is likely to be a task awaiting me once I get rid, so that’s all I’m doing today.
“I am just trying to get healthy and after that happens, I will be back. I’m pretty close. I am about eight months out of surgery, so hopefully soon.”
As he rehabs his knee injury, hill remains a free agent.
The running back conquer Mike Gillislee for a backup role in New England last year during training camp. Before tearing his ACL, his four bags appeared promising, garnering 25 yards (6.3 YPA). He also played in that one game on special teams for the Pats.
If he can show he’s healthy, Hill could find a chance to fight for a roster spot throughout someone’s training camp. Considering that the status of backup running backs, that chance is not a given, and also the veteran might need to wait until accidents start to accumulate.
His performance last August and September indicated Hill has a place in the league. Getting healthy is the first step in acquiring another shot to prove he belongs.
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