Packers release running back Kylin Hill

In a surprising roster move Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers released second-year running back Kylin Hill.

The move was made alongside the release of second-year wide receiver and returner Amari Rodgers.

Hill, a seventh-round pick in 2021, was active in two games for the Packers after coming off the PUP list this season. He tore his ACL in Week 8 of last season and missed the final nine games of the 2021 season and the first seven games of the 2022 season.

Over two seasons in Green Bay, Hill played in 10 games, rushing 11 times for 31 yards, catching one pass for five yards and returning 10 kickoffs for 199 yards.

This season, Hill rushed one time for seven yards (and a first down) against the Detroit Lions in Week 9. He did not play a snap from scrimmage on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys but was on the field for five special teams snaps.

Patrick Taylor will serve as the team’s No. 3 running back.

It’s possible Hill could return on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Releasing Hill and Rodgers means the Packers are already down three players from the 2021 draft class. Sixth-round pick Cole Van Lanen was traded to the Jaguars before the start of the regular season.

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Story originally appeared on Packers Wire