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Former New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill is retiring from the NFL, according to a report from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Hill, 30, was preparing for his first season in the league outside of New Orleans, as he signed with the Detroit Lions and his former position coach Dan Campbell back in March. The Saints had released him a few days prior due to salary cap constraints.

Before signing with Detroit, Hill had been with the Saints since they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho State in 2013. He had appeared in 117 games, starting in 61 of those, and amassed 1,071 yards receiving with 15 touchdowns.



Hill "has been a model of consistency throughout his eight seasons with us," Payton said in a March news release. "He has been reliable, selfless and filled numerous roles for us, oftentimes on the fly and in the middle of games, filling each role at a very high level. We appreciate everything he has done for our team and know he will have continued success as he moves forward."

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Old 05-05-2021, 06:58 AM   #2
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

I heard he fell when he got to the facility and discovered he couldn't play without kneecaps!!
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

Good for him. Lived the dream and now gets to enjoy the fruits of his labor at the age of 30.
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

Being a Detroit Lion have sent lessor men into retirement.
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

Josh probably took a nice long look at that Detroit roster and said "oh hell no, I'm out" .

Enjoy your retirement.
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

Shame we couldn't get him back on the cheap, most AK highlight reels are also JHill highlights.
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

I once went on an EMS call for an inured 16 year old kid outside his home.
He had broken both bones in his lower right leg and was found lying just beneath a window.

I asked him if he had jumped out of the window trying to escape because he heard sirens earlier that day and he yelled "Wouldn't you!?"

Of course, you had to be there.



Long story short, wouldn't you?
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

HIll was so repsonsible for springing many long plays

He would lock up a key blocker in the secondary
Then shed him as the play went by and block 1 or 2 other people out of the play
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

One of my favorite players. He wasn't flashy or anything. Just a lunch pale guy who went to work every day and worked his ass off. You never saw him complaining or pouting. Guy just came to work and played hard.

Wish we could've had him back for a season or 2.
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Re: Longtime Saints TE Josh Hill opts to retire weeks after signing with Lions

Good blocker and had a nice career as an UDFA, but he didn't have the best of hands when it came to catching the ball.

I'm really excited to see how Trautman develops.
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