Jeremy Hill to visit the New England Patriots

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 11: Jeremy Hill /

The Cincinnati Bengals are moving on from Jeremy Hill and forward with Joe Mixon. Could New England be Hill’s new home?

After another discouraging year from running back Jeremy Hill, the Cincinnati Bengals have decided to not bring him back in 2018. It seemed their minds were made up before the 2017 season when they drafted running back Joe Mixon in the second-round of last years draft. Hill ran only 37 times for 116 yards for the Bengals receiving playing time primarily on opening drives.

The veteran running back finished the season heading to injured reserve and having surgery on his ankle. The organization was shocked about the surgery when multiple physicians said that the surgery could wait till after the season. It seemed that Hill knew he was already out the door and felt there was no reason to risk his body further for a team that would not be retaining him the following year.

Hill sent out a tweet stating that he knew his time was done in Cincinnati and thanking the fans. He followed up that tweet with a video of his workout showing that his recovery is looking good. The 25-year-old is ready to reboot his career with a new team in 2018. Getting back to his rookie season form is likely the goal when he had his single 1,000 yard rushing season.

It’s possible that Hill could have a new team come Friday afternoon as he is set to meet with the New England Patriots today. The Patriots losing running back Dion Lewis signing with the Tennessee Titans are now looking for another back to add to their backfield. Could moving to the Patriots be what Hill needs to get his career back on track?