Wes Hills

Arizona Cardinals
Running Back #4
Arizona Cardinals
Running Back #4

Wes Hills News

Heads to waivers

Hills was waived by the Lions on Saturday.

Analysis: Following a slew of injuries to the Lions' backfield, Hills was promoted from the practice squad and was active for Week 15's matchup versus the Buccaneers. He ended up rushing 10 times for 21 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught both targets for one yard. He could land back on the practice squad in case another injury bug lands in Detroit.

Sep 5, 2020 9:23 PM EST

Back in Detroit

The Lions re-signed Hills on Thursday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Hills was waived by the Lions on Monday, but he now rejoins the team after just a handful of days. He drew one start for Detroit in 2019 due to a litany of injuries at the running back position, the only contest for which he was active. He'll now compete for a similar reserve role.

Aug 20, 2020 4:37 PM EST

Waived by Lions

Hills was waived by the Lions on Monday, Benjamin Raven of MLive.com reports.

Analysis: Hills had a short-lived moment of fantasy relevance last fall when numerous injuries to the Lions backfield allowed him to earn a starting nod in Week 15. However, he was a healthy scratch in every other 2019 contest, and the Slippery Rock product is now being let go in order for Detroit to sign ex-Colts running back Jonathan Williams.

Aug 17, 2020 9:07 AM EST

Ends season as healthy scratch

Hills (coach's decision) was not active for Sunday's 23-20 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Hills wasn't needed with Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough healthy and he thus took a seat for the third consecutive game. However, it's still been a relatively successful year considering his spot start in Week 15 was Hills' first career appearance in a regular-season game since going undrafted in 2017. In that outing, Hills rushed 10 times for 21 yards and two touchdowns while catching one of two passes for a single yard. The Slippery Rock product will now be an exclusive-rights free agent at the end of the league year.

Dec 30, 2019 1:51 PM EST

Healthy scratch Sunday

Hills (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos,.

Analysis: Hills made his NFL debut in Week 15 against the Buccaneers, rushing 10 times for 21 yards and two scores. It was an impressive introduction to the NFL by fantasy standards, but he was overall inefficient. With Kerryon Johnson (knee) back in the lineup, Hills' services won't be needed against the Broncos.

Dec 22, 2019 11:48 AM EST

Scores pair of TDs in debut

Hills, promoted from the practice squad Saturday, rushed 10 times for 21 yards and two touchdowns and brought in both his targets for one yard in the Lions' 38-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: With Bo Scarbrough (ribs) inactive, Hills ended up pacing the Lions' backfield in carries and rushing yards. Although that lead role didn't actually equate to any useful yardage from a fantasy perspective, the 24-year-old cashed in with a pair of one-yard scoring runs in which he should off the power his 218-pound frame can summon in close quarters. If Scarbrough is ready to return for a Week 15 matchup against the Broncos, Sunday may have been Hills' proverbial moment in the sun for 2019, but it's also possible the Slippery Rock product continues to hold down a spot on the active roster for evaluation purposes over the final pair of games.

Dec 15, 2019 8:56 PM EST

Taking first-team reps in warmups

Hills was spotted taking reps with the Lions' first-team offense in warmups prior to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Analysis: Warmups aren't always indicative of how teams plan to proceed once kickoff arrives, but Hills' inclusion with the starters suggests he'll likely have some sort of role Sunday with top back Bo Scarbrough (ribs) sidelined. With Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic having largely unimpressed in their opportunities as ballcarriers this season, coach Matt Patricia could give Hills the first chance to spark the ground attack Sunday. Given that the practice squad callup has yet to make his NFL debut, he won't make for much more than a dart throw in fantasy playoff matchups or DFS contests.

Dec 15, 2019 9:37 AM EST

Moves to active roster

Hills was signed to the Lions' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Hills figures to be a depth piece for a beat up Lions backfield, although it's unlikely his stay with the 53-man roster will be for long, as Kerryon Johnson (knee) is expected to make his return as soon as next week.

Dec 14, 2019 1:26 PM EST

Snags practice squad spot

The Lions added Hills (undisclosed) to their practice squad Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Hills was let go by the Cardinals on Sept. 2 with an injury settlement, but as evidenced by this news, has shaken off his injury and returned to the field. The undrafted free agent will now focus on making a good impression in practice, pushing for a 53-man roster spot.

Oct 9, 2019 4:48 PM EST

Reaches injury settlement

Hills (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Cardinals on Monday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The undrafted free agent signed on with the Cardinals in the spring but suffered an undisclosed at some point during training camp. The back will shift his focus to making a full recovery before attempting to sign on with a new team.

Sep 2, 2019 8:13 PM EST

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