The Green Bay Packers have signed former Missouri Western running back Michael Hill to the active roster from the practice squad and signed WR Reggie Dunn to the practice squad. The transactions were announced Monday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound rookie was signed to Green Bay’s practice squad on Sept. 2. Hill entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers and played in all four preseason contests for the club in 2013. He finished his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,969 yards and 35 TDs on 828 carries (6.0 avg.).
Hill didn’t know about his “promotion” until he showed up for work on Monday, saw his name on the depth chart, and then went into the meeting room to find a contract waiting for his signature.
“I just signed my contract right there,” Hill said. “It was awesome.”
Hill said he believes he has caught the coaches’ eyes in Green Bay with his pass-protection skills. That’s what the San Diego Chargers coaching staff liked best about him when they released him, he said, and it’s an area of strength he has carried forward from his college days at Missouri Western.
“I actually called the protection calls for our offense and I communicated with the linemen,” Hill said. “It was just us communicating together, so that really prepared me for this.”
— Packers.com —