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Top Brian Hill News

  • Brian Hill: Done with 49ers

    San Francisco cut Hill from its practice squad Monday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Just a few days after joining the practice squad, Hill is now set to become a free agent. Hill last played back in the NFL in 2021, when he appeared in three games but did not log a touch.

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  • Brian Hill: Joins San Fran's practice squad

    The 49ers signed Hill to their practice squad Wednesday.

    A 2017 fifth-round pick by Atlanta, Hill signed with the 49ers this offseason after playing for the St. Louis Battlehawks during the 2023 XFL season. The veteran running back was promoted to the 49ers' active roster three times during the 2021 campaign, but he played exclusively on special teams.

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  • Brian Hill: Exits San Francisco

    The 49ers released Hill on Tuesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Hill was sitting at No. 6 on the 49ers' running back depth chart, which makes this move relatively unsurprising. The 27-year-old has primarily played in Atlanta across the first four years of his career, but he was looking for a fresh start in San Francisco. It remains to be seen if the team plans on offering him a role on their practice squad.

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  • 49ers' Brian Hill: Signs with San Francisco

    Hill signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Monday.

    Hill most recently played with the St. Louis Battlehawks in the XFL, where he tallied 416 yards on 88 carries to go along with 204 yards and one touchdown on 24 receptions. Prior to that, he had stints with the Falcons, Titans and Browns. The journeyman will now attempt to carve a role out for himself with the 49ers.

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  • Brian Hill: Rejoins 49ers

    Hill was signed to the 49ers' practice squad Monday.

    Hill was waived from San Francisco's active roster over the weekend but will return to the organization via the practice squad. He'll provide depth at running back with Elijah Mitchell, Jeff Wilson and JaMycal Hasty now healthy.

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  • Brian Hill: Waived by 49ers

    Hill was waived by San Francisco on Saturday, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports.

    Hill's departure from the active roster bodes well for Elijah Mitchell's return from a knee injury Sunday. The Wyoming product had seen special-teams action in each of the 49ers' last three games and will likely head back to their practice squad.

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  • 49ers' Brian Hill: Promoted to active roster

    Hill was promoted to the active roster from the 49ers' practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Titans.

    Hill has been given a permanent spot on the active roster after being elevated from the practice squad for each of the previous two games. His usage has been limited to special teams thus far with the 49ers, and that should remain the case Thursday, even with starting running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) still sidelined.

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  • Brian Hill: Shifts back to practice squad

    Hill has reverted to San Francisco's practice squad, per the NFL's official transaction report.

    Hill played 15 snaps on special teams Week 15, logging one tackle on kick coverage. In his two appearances with the 49ers this season, Hill has been limited entirely to special teams.

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  • 49ers' Brian Hill: Rejoins San Fran active roster

    Hill was elevated to the 49ers' active roster Saturday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Hill was elevated to the active roster last week and played just 16 special-teams snaps. That's not expected to change even though Elijah Mitchell (concussion/knee) will not play Sunday.

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  • Brian Hill: Limited to special teams

    Hill reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Hill signed with 49ers' practice squad prior to their Week 14 matchup against Cincinnati. He was quickly promoted to the active roster due to the shaky health of the backfield, but he was limited to only 16 special-teams snaps. Hill may be promoted again prior to San Francisco's Week 15 game against Atlanta if Trenton Cannon (concussion) and Elijah Mitchell (knee/concussion) remain sidelined.

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  • 49ers' Brian Hill: Promoted from practice squad

    Hill was elevated to the 49ers' active roster Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Hill was signed to the practice squad Dec. 8 with multiple injuries plaguing the the 49ers' running backs. With Trenton Cannon (concussion) and Elijah Mitchell (knee/concussion) set to miss Sunday against the Bengals, Hill will likely line up third on the 49ers' running back depth chart behind Jeff Wilson and JaMycal Hasty.

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  • Brian Hill: Finds new home

    Hill signed with the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday.

    Hill was cut from the Browns' practice squad on Nov. 30 after never seeing the field for them. With Trenton Cannon (concussion), Elijah Mitchell (knee/concussion) and Jeff Wilson (knee) all considered questionable going into Sunday against the Bengals, the 49ers find themselves potentially very thin at running back. Last season with Atlanta, Hill had 100 carries for 465 yards and a touchdown, with 25 receptions for 199 yards while appearing in all 16 games.

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  • Brian Hill: Tries out for Vikings

    Hill had a tryout with the Vikings on Wednesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Dalvin Cook has a dislocated shoulder that's expected to sideline him for the next two games, though the starting running back has yet to be ruled out from Sunday's game against the Lions. If Cook's forced to miss time, the Vikings could opt to bring in Hill for backfield depth behind Alexander Mattison and special teams ace Kene Nwangwu.

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  • Brian Hill: Gets cut Tuesday

    Hill was cut from the Browns' practice squad Tuesday.

    Hill signed with the Browns' practice squad on Nov. 9 when their running back unit was dealing with multiple ailments. He was active for their Week 10 contest against the Patriots but never took the field. The five-year veteran, most notably known for his time with the Falcons, will now work toward catching on elsewhere.

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  • Brian Hill: Reverts to practice squad

    Hill reverted to the Browns' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Hill never saw the field in Week 10 with D'Ernest Johnson seeing all the work. With Nick Chubb, Demetric Felton, and John Kelly all still on the COVID-19 list, it's possible Hill will get another shot on the active roster in Week 11 against the Lions.

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  • Browns' Brian Hill: DNP in Week 10 loss

    Hill was active Week 10 but did not play in a 45-7 loss to New England.

    Hill was pressed into duty on the gameday roster, as Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton were unavailable while in COVID-19 protocols. Additionally, Kareem Hunt (calf) was unavailable for a fourth consecutive game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 219 lbs
Birthplace: East St. Louis, IL
Age: 28
School: Wyoming
Experience: 5