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Sammie Lee Hill | Defensive Lineman

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 328
College: Stillman
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Sammie Lee Hill is practicing as the starting nose tackle at Titans camp.
Rookie Da'Quan Jones is working as the No. 2, while Al Woods projects as the Titans' top reserve at all three defensive line positions. An ineffective run defender last year per Pro Football Focus, Hill has long been more comfortable shooting gaps than containing despite his 328-pound frame. The Titans will struggle in run defense this year. They face Jamaal Charles in Week 1. Aug 13 - 8:20 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Titans DT Sammie Lee Hill suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss, and is doubtful for Week 3.

The Titans didn't come out and say it, but the media reports suggest Hill is highly unlikely to play against the Chargers. Rotating in off the bench, Hill has two tackles through two games. He's played 26 snaps.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Titans DT Sammie Lee Hill will miss Saturday's preseason game with an elbow injury, and is dealing with "ligament damage."

Hill is expected to be ready for Week 1, but will wear a brace. Hill is ticketed for an every-down role after playing just 419 snaps for the Lions last season.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 05:51:00 PM

Defensive coordinator Jerry Gray says the Titans may feature more 3-4 looks in 2013, but will stick with a 4-3 base defense.

"With (our) personnel ... we can go out there and maybe play 8-10 snaps per game (in the 3-4) and not have to take our good football players off the field," Gray said. New DT Sammie Lee Hill has the bulk to play nose tackle, while fellow new additions Ropati Pitoitua and Moise Fokou both have extensive 3-4 experience.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 07:01:00 PM

The Titans view new DT Sammie Lee Hill as a three-down player.

Hill played just 419 snaps for the Lions last season, and only 437 in 2011. The Titans also view Hill as more of a run-stuffer than pass rusher. Hill is a 329-pound defensive tackle, but has always been better at creating pressure than plugging gaps. To date, the Titans have had a curious offseason to put it kindly.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Titans signed DT Sammie Lee Hill to a three-year, $11.4 million contract, with $4 million guaranteed.

Hill is 26 years old and entering his fifth year out of Stillman. While he's flashed potential and certainly possesses some upside, Hill is a bit of a misfit as a 6-foot-4, 329-pound interior tackle whose strength is penetrating the pocket. He's weak against the run. The Titans have doled out numerous big contracts over the past 24-26 hours. We're just not sure they've gotten much better.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 04:38:00 PM

The Titans are expected to sign free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill.

We'd anticipate a fairly cheap deal for Hill, who hasn't been very productive the past four seasons while backing up Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams, and more recently Nick Fairley in Detroit. Hill goes 6-foot-4 and 329 pounds.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 07:39:00 PM

Free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill will visit the Titans.

The Titans are moving fast. Hill is reportedly drawing interest from four teams, but Tennessee is his first known visit. It's possible he won't leave town without a deal.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 04:36:00 PM

MLive.com's Anwar Richardson says "at least four teams" have shown interest in free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill.

None of the teams that are interested are known, but Hill, 26, is expected to have a decent market as a young, pocket-pushing tackle. Coming off a down year that saw Hill register just 15 tackles in 15 games, he should come relatively cheap.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 01:26:00 AM

The player rep for free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill called it "pretty much a certainty" that his client will hit the open market.

The Lions are negotiating with Cliff Avril and Chris Houston after re-upping DeAndre Levy, and probably never even submitted Hill an offer. Just 26 years old, 329-pound Hill could be a cheap sleeper for defensive tackle-needy teams.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 05:56:00 PM

Lions placed DT Sammie Lee Hill (toe) on season-ending injured reserve.

The injury is not serious. Hill, 26, started three games this season and registered 15 tackles. Even though he didn't record a sack on the season, Pro Football Focus gave him a very solid grade in pass rush situations. Hill was credited with 17 quarterback hurries. He's one of several Detroit defensive players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 01:30:00 PM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew is "expecting a big year" from DT Sammie Lee Hill.

Hill has drawn hype as a potential breakout player, but even he expects to remain a situational run stuffer. "I feel like I’m more a run stopper than anything else," Hill said. "It is what it is. As a big guy, it’s easier for me to stop the run while on my way to the passer." Playing 99 more snaps (468) than he did in 2010, Hill notched 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2011.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 08:37:00 AM

Lions re-signed restricted free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill to a one-year, $1.26 million contract.

A designated run-stuffer, Hill increased his snap count by nearly 100 while rotating in on early downs for Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams last season. He'll remain in the same role for 2012.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 01:06:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson calls Lions DT Sammie Lee Hill a "very good emerging player."

Still developing after playing college ball at tiny Stillman College, Hill played 372 snaps as a situational run-stuffer behind Ndamukong Suh (997 snaps) and Corey Williams (801 snaps). Hill graded out as well above average in pushing the pocket and stopping the run, so his role should continue to grow at Williams' expense.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 12:15:00 PM

Sammie Lee Hill left Sunday's game in the first quarter with an ankle injury.

The second-year defensive tackle is questionable to return.
Sun, Sep 26, 2010 01:43:00 PM

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