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Josh Hill | Tight End | #89

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Idaho State
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Saints re-signed restricted free agent TE Josh Hill to a three-year contract.
New Orleans decided to match the Bears' offer sheet. The move is somewhat surprising considering how little cap room the Saints have. Hill carried some sleeper appeal last offseason after the Saints traded Jimmy Graham to Seattle but he was a non-factor in fantasy with just 16 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Just as he was overshadowed by Benjamin Watson in 2015, Hill will take a backseat to former Colt Coby Fleener in 2016. Mar 25 - 4:22 PM

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Saints restricted free agent TE Josh Hill's three-year offer sheet with the Bears is worth a "maximum" of $7.5 million, and includes $3.25 million guaranteed.

It's a modest contract, but it will be hard to match for the Saints, who have just $1.3 million in cap space. They'd have to do some maneuvering to match Chicago's offer. Hill is a favorite of coach Sean Payton's, but Coby Fleener and Michael Hoomanawanui are a solid 1-2 punch for New Orleans at tight end. Hill will likely end up a Bear.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 22 - 11:28 PM

Bears signed restricted free agent TE Josh Hill to a three-year offer sheet.

The Saints have five days to match. The offer is worth "close" to $2 million per season. Hill was tendered at the original-round (undrafted) level, so they will receive no compensation if they decide to let Hill walk. Hill was a fantasy tease in 2015, but clearly remains an intriguing prospect in NFL circles. Going on 26, he can block, and has plus athleticism. Although the Bears re-signed Zach Miller, they need another competent tight end, as Miller has an ugly injury history and turns 32 later this year. GM Ryan Pace knows Hill from his time in New Orleans. The Saints have extremely little cap space, so keeping Hill could prove difficult.
Mar 22 - 4:52 PM

Restricted free agent TE Josh Hill visited the Bears on Monday.

He visited the Jets last week. Although Hill has just 36 catches across three NFL seasons, he is drawing interest because he can block, is not yet 26, and has a highly intriguing athletic profile. In Chicago, Hill could compete for snaps with Zach Miller, who is entering his age-32 season. Hill has a connection to the Bears, as GM Ryan Pace came from New Orleans' front office.
Mar 21 - 5:01 PM

Restricted free agent Saints TE Josh Hill visited the Jets on Thursday.

It's a bit of a surprise. Reports had Hill tendered at the original-round level ($1.67 million), and there's been no indication that's changed. The Jets have one of the league's weakest tight end corps, but Hill would still be little more than a depth piece if he signed an offer sheet and the Saints didn't match.
Mar 17 - 7:34 PM

Saints extended the original-round tender to restricted free agent TE Josh Hill.

It's the $1.67 million level. At least in theory, Hill is currently the Saints' No. 1 tight end after Ben Watson walked in free agency, but that should change some time between now and June's minicamp.
Mar 9 - 1:23 PM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis says the team still has high hopes for restricted free agent TE Josh Hill.

Hill was the presumed 2015 beneficiary of the Jimmy Graham trade. Instead, Ben Watson capitalized with a career year at age 34. "Josh Hill is a guy that’s been in our building a while now," Loomis said. "He’s kind of been in the background behind Jimmy Graham when he was here and Ben last year as well. He’s got a lot of talent. I know this, he’s a versatile tight end in that he can help us in the pass game and the run game." Coming off a 16-120-2 receiving line, Hill turns 26 this May. Watson's contract is up, but Hill's role for 2016 is uncertain.
Feb 16 - 9:21 PM

Josh Hill caught 1-of-3 targets for four yards in the Saints' Week 17 win over the Falcons.

Hill seemed primed for a bigger role after Jimmy Graham was traded to Seattle, but ended up getting vastly outplayed by veteran Ben Watson. Hill's 16 receptions were just two more than he had in 2014. Headed for restricted free agency, Hill is a non-tender candidate.
Jan 3 - 6:52 PM

Josh Hill caught 3-of-5 targets for 38 yards in New Orleans' Week 6 win over the Falcons.

Both the catches and yards were season highs, which should tell you all you need to know about Hill's fantasy value. He's well behind Ben Watson on the Saints' targets totem pole.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:29:00 AM

Josh Hill caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 4 win over the Cowboys.

Hill was left wide open on a three-yard goal-line touchdown. He managed to have his best game after the Saints traded for TE Michael Hoomanawanui. Hill can be dropped for higher upside options.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 01:30:00 AM

Saints TE Josh Hill had one catch for two yards in Week 2.

Hill wasn't targeted last week, and played a limited role behind Ben Watson. Re-draft leaguers should move on from Hill for higher upside options.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 06:24:00 PM

Saints TE Josh Hill was not targeted in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Cardinals.

Hill will have productive games here and there as the season moves along, but he's very clearly parked behind Ben Watson on the depth chart. Re-draft leaguers can feel free to cut bait on Hill if they drafted him.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 07:54:00 PM

Josh Hill caught one pass for five yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

Playing behind Ben Watson but still working with the ones, Hill was targeted on an end-zone pass at the end of the Saints' opening drive, but the ball was thrown widely by Drew Brees. Hill continues to have all the appearances of a sub-package tight end and red-zone weapon, while Watson operates as New Orleans' every-down tight end. Through three preseason games, Hill has six catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Josh Hill caught three passes for 40 yards in the Saints' preseason opener against the Ravens.

Hill played with the Ryan Griffin group, or the second-teamers. Although he has had a quiet camp, Hill took over in a two-minute drill toward the end of the first half, securing three Griffin passes for 40 yards on that lone drive. Hill's role in the Saints' offense has been downplayed by pretty much everyone covering the team, but he's still an intriguing flyer to monitor.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 09:58:00 PM

Josh Hill has been sidelined for the past week of Saints camp with an undisclosed injury.

Hill's early-offseason hype train has hit the brakes considerably since teams hit the field. And missing the start of camp is doing him no favors, as veteran Ben Watson gobbles up all the first-team reps while at times "dominating" in red-zone drills. Hill is dressed for Friday's practice, but will be "limited."
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 09:23:00 AM

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