Lions sign free agent TE Josh Hill

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Jeff Risdon
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The Detroit Lions announced on Saturday they have signed free agent tight end Josh Hill.

Hill comes to the Lions from the New Orleans Saints, where he spent the last eight seasons. The Saints released Hill earlier this offseason to save cap room, which made Hill available to sign before the NFL’s free agency period officially kicks off on March 17th.

Primarily an in-line tight end, Hill started 61 of his 117 career games. He was used as a blocker and in motion in the Saints offense but does have some receiving ability; Hill caught between 14 and 25 passes six seasons in a row and has 15 career TD catches in 116 receptions.

Hill projects to instantly replace Jesse James as the No. 2 tight end in Detroit. The Lions released James this week in a cost-cutting move of their own.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.