Raiders Rumors: Jeremy Hill Released 3 Days After Signing Contract

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 5, 2020

New England Patriots' Jeremy Hill runs against the Houston Texans during an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)
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The Las Vegas Raiders released veteran running back Jeremy Hill on Wednesday, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

Hill's tenure with the Raiders lasted all of three days after his signing was announced Monday.

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Hill, 27, last played in the NFL in 2018 with the New England Patriots, appearing in just one game and rushing four times for 25 yards before tearing his ACL.

He had previously spent four years with the Cincinnati Bengals, rushing 704 times for 2,873 yards and 29 touchdowns, generally splitting time with Giovani Bernard. He also caught 67 passes for 484 yards and a score with the Bengals.

He was expected to compete for a backup job with the Raiders behind phenom Josh Jacobs and alongside Lynn Bowden Jr., Jalen Richard, Rod Smith and Devontae Booker, though Las Vegas reversed course quickly.

For players on the fringes of rosters, teams can pull the rug from underneath them at a moment's notice.