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New Orleans Saints: Runningback P.J. Hill Re-Claimed Off Waivers


Former Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill has been re-claimed by the Saints off waivers from the Washington Redskins, Hill signed a three year contract with the Saints in 2009 as an undrafted rookie free agent spending the entire pre-season with the team.

He would rush  for 128 yards on 26 carries with three touchdowns and had two catches for nine yards in the preseason but was cut in the final roster trim before the start of the season and signed to the practice squad the next day.

However Hills time as a Saint was short lived when he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in October eventually making his way to their practice squad in December before once again being claimed off waivers by the Redskins.

At 5’9 218 pounds Hill draws comparisons to Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew as both backs are very hard to tackle and seemingly just bounce off defenders in the open field.

Lynell Hamilton is currently listed as the third back behind Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas after Mike Bell was signed by the Eagles in free agency this off-season.

Head coach Sean Payton and the coaching staff are high on Hamilton but Hill can certainly push him for the third running back spot and more playing time in training camp.

In three seasons at Wisconsin Hill rushed for more than 1,000 yards each season becoming one of only two players in school history to accomplish the feat and one of two players to score ten or more touchdowns each season.

Hill finished his career as a Badger ranked third all time on the school’s rushing list with 3,942 yards while scoring 42 touchdowns with a collegiate career yards per carry average of 5.1.