Josh Hill signs with Detroit, reuniting with head coach Dan Campbell
Free-agent and former New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill has signed with the Detroit Lions, reuniting with former coach Dan Campbell.
Dan Campbell replaced former Lions head coach Matt Patricia this offseason to spear-head a regime and culture change in the Motor City. Among these changes is the addition of a tight end Campbell coached in New Orleans, Josh Hill. The ninth-year tight end spent his entire career with the Saints prior to his release, as teams continue to deal with the reduced salary cap for the 2021 season. Hill was limited with his involvement in the passing game for New Orleans in 2020 but has 116 receptions for 1,071 yards and 15 touchdowns throughout his career. He is expected to back-up emerging star T.J. Hockenson after the Lions released former tight end Jesse James earlier in the week.