Report: Patriots sign RB Jeremy Hill

By Rachel Wold

The New England Patriots are finally adding some players after letting some big names walk in free agency this week. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Patriots are signing ex-Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill.

Talk about a complete change of scenery for Hill. He goes from working with Andy Dalton to Tom Brady just like that. For this, Hill is an instant winner.

The 25-year-old running back will join newly re-signed and former teammate running back Rex Burkhead in the backfield in what is sure to cause nightmares for fantasy football owners.

But realistically speaking, Hill maintained an average of 4.1 yards per carry during his four years with the Bengals. He topped 1,100 yards in his rookie year and scored a league-high 11 rushing touchdowns in 2015.

He also had some major struggles along the way. For this, the Patriots will not break the bank, but will get a player who still has big play-making skills. It is a win-win all around here for Hill and the Patriots.