The Green Bay Packers are on the brink of a lost season. After losing to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football the Packers fell to 3-5. While that was certainly their toughest game of the season, it won’t get much easier going forward. The Packers acknowledge they need to play much better if they want to make a playoff push. Today they signed a player who could make a difference in situational football. RB Kylin Hill has been signed to the active 53-Man roster.
Green Bay Packers Get RB Kylin Hill Back
370 days after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in Arizona, Kylin Hill returns to the Packers’ backfield mix. Hill suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in a road game against the Cardinals. Prior to the injury, he was usually used as the Packers’ primary return man on kick-offs. He brought 10 of them back for 199 yards through eight games. He didn’t see much work in the backfield behind the tandem of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon.
In four years as Mississippi State Kylin Hill rushed 452 times for 2,535 yards and 16 touchdowns. He averaged 5.6 yards per rush. In college he also accumulated 67 receptions, 631 yards, and 6 touchdowns. He averaged 9.4 yards per reception. His ability in the open field, however, is what can make him a weapon in the passing game in the NFL. If health isn’t a concern, using Hill in mixed packages could be an added weapon to an offense that finds itself looking for one.
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