Nyheim Hines

Cleveland Browns
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Nyheim Hines Expects To Be Ready For Training Camp

Cleveland Browns running back Nyheim Hines (knee) said that he expects to be ready to go for training camp in late July despite having surgery to fix a torn left ACL last August. As long as Hines doesn't have any setbacks with his surgically repaired knee, he will be in the mix for snaps on third downs, especially with Nick Chubb coming off a devastating knee injury of his own last year. The 27-year-old Hines will have a low floor and ceiling, though, in PPR fantasy leagues with Jerome Ford and D'Onta Foreman also competing for backfield touches in Cleveland. The former fourth-round selection by the Indianapolis Colts in 2018 out of North Carolina State has a total of 240 receptions (309 targets) for 1,778 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in his five NFL campaigns. Hines hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2022.

May 8, 2024 8:43 PM EST

Nyheim Hines Has Unclear Timeline To Return

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he is "not sure" when running back Nyheim Hines (knee) will practice with the team for the first time. The 27-year-old is rehabbing from a torn ACL that he suffered off the field last offseason as a member of the Buffalo Bills. Despite that, the Browns signed him to a one-year, $1.15 million deal after free agency began. Since being traded to the Bills in the middle of the 2022 campaign, Hines has rushed for negative three yards and caught five passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Cleveland has Nick Chubb (knee), D'Onta Foreman, and Jerome Ford on the roster. That said, it'd be surprising if Hines has a role in the offense this season, but he could be a factor in the kick return game if he can work his way back from the unfortunate injury.

Apr 16, 2024 4:37 PM EST

Nyheim Hines Inking Deal With Browns

Free-agent running back Nyheim Hines (leg) is signing a one-year deal worth up to $3.5 million with the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 27-year-old missed the entire 2023 season with the Buffalo Bills after suffering a major leg injury during the offseason. Hines entered the league as a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft via the Indianapolis Colts, where he was utilized as a receiving back behind Jonathan Taylor late in his tenure. In 72 games for the Colts, he caught 235 passes for 1,725 yards and seven touchdowns. He was traded to the Buffalo Bills at the 2022 deadline but only logged 11 touches for 50 yards thereafter. Hines will need to get past the leg injury, but he's a dynamic kick returner and could be in the mix as a change-of-pace back in Cleveland's backfield when he's fully healthy.

Mar 12, 2024 11:45 AM EST

Bills Plan To Release Nyheim Hines

The Buffalo Bills plan to release running back Nyheim Hines (knee) this week, according to a source. Hines most likely will be back for training camp this summer after injuring his ACL last summer, but he'll be doing it with a different team. Hines injured his ACL during a jet-ski accident last July and was forced to miss all of the 2023 season as a result. The 27-year-old former fourth-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2018 out of North Carolina State spent the 2022 season with the Bills and Colts, carrying the ball just 24 times for 33 yards and a touchdown while adding 30 receptions for 241 yards and another score through the air in 16 games (five starts). At this stage of his career, Hines will most likely be competing for a complementary pass-catching role with whichever team he lands with next.

Mar 3, 2024 2:38 PM EST

Officially placed on reserve/NFI

The Bills placed Hines (knee) on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday.

Jul 25, 2023 1:42 PM EST

Injures left ACL

Hines sustained an injury to his left AFC when he was struck by a Jet Ski while away from the Bill's facility, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN reports.

Jul 24, 2023 2:35 PM EST

Needs season-ending surgery

Hines (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery to address an injury suffered as the result of being struck by another rider while stationary on a jet ski, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Jul 24, 2023 7:30 AM EST

Suffers significant knee injury

Hines (knee) suffered a significant injury away from the Bills' training facilities Monday and is expected to miss the entire 2023 campaign, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Jul 24, 2023 6:11 AM EST

Role in offense TBD

Hines figures to continue to make an impact as a kick/punt returner this coming season, Ryan O'Halloran of the Buffalo News reports.

Jul 6, 2023 10:41 AM EST

Returns two kicks for touchdowns

Hines returned two kicks for touchdowns in Sunday's 35-23 regular-season finale victory over the Patriots.

Jan 9, 2023 7:19 AM EST

Maintains limited role

Hines carried once for three yards and recorded a four-yard reception in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jets.

Dec 14, 2022 1:53 PM EST

Back at practice following illness

Hines returned to practice Monday, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Nov 28, 2022 11:39 AM EST

Battling illness

Hines isn't participating during the Bills' team workout Sunday due to an illness, Alaina Getzenberg of reports.

Nov 27, 2022 9:29 AM EST

One carry on Thanksgiving

Hines rushed once for three yards in Thursday's 28-25 win over the Lions.

Nov 25, 2022 10:14 AM EST

Mostly limited to return duties

Hines rushed once for negative-eight yards and did not bring in his only target in the Bills' Week 11 win over the Browns in Detroit. He also gained 37 yards on two punt returns and 76 yards on three kickoff returns.

Nov 22, 2022 4:34 PM EST

Low usage in Bills debut

Hines received just a handful f snaps on offense Sunday and did not record a catch or carry.

Nov 6, 2022 11:03 PM EST

Being eyed for punt returns

General manager Brandon Beane stated that Hines, acquired by the Bills at the trade deadline earlier this week, is expected to work in the punt return game Sunday against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills official site reports.

Nov 4, 2022 10:54 PM EST

Moving on to Buffalo

The Colts agreed to trade Hines to the Bills on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Nov 1, 2022 1:04 PM EST

Totals 49 yards

Hines recorded five rushes for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Commanders. He added two receptions for 29 yards.

Oct 30, 2022 9:59 PM EST

Involved as pass catcher

Hines tallied four rushes for two yards in Sunday's 19-10 loss to the Titans. He added five receptions on five targets for 41 yards.

Oct 23, 2022 8:35 PM EST