Former Eastern Michigan running back Bronson Hill, one week removed from being cut from the Buffalo Bills, is back in the National Football League after signing to the Chicago Bears practice squad.
The Grand Rapids, Mich. native Hill had spent the past month seeking a spot on the Bills 53 man roster and was able to find significant playing time due to injuries above him on the depth chart.
Hill suited up for the final preseason game of the year against the Detroit Lions and the Bills had him playing on all the special teams plays along with five carries for 16 yards.
“This game was pretty much whatever they told me to do, I did,” Hill said after the game. “I tried to prove that I could do things on special teams, as well. I proved that I could pass block and run the ball so now I tried special teams, as well.”
Unfortunately for Hill the Bills would release him before the 53 man roster deadline at 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 5. He then needed to clear waivers before being offered a practice squad spot with the Bills.
The Bills, however, decided to give running back Cierre Wood the practice squad role and that left Hill without a team with the season approaching quickly.
Yesterday the Chicago Bears signed Hill to the practice squad where he will be waiting for his name to be called up to fill in for an injury.
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