There's a relatively decent chance that the Packers may add another addition to their ragtag group of cornerbacks this off-season, and it won't just be through the NFL Draft.
Early Monday morning, Aaron Wilson from the Houston Chronicle and the National Football Post reported that the Packers and Browns are both interested in undrafted free agent defensive back Josh Hill.
Not to be confused with the New Orleans Saints tight end who sports the same name, Hill was originally signed to the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 after not spurring enough interest from teams in the seven-round draft four months prior to his release in August. Ever since, Hill has faded into irrelevance and hasn't played in the NFL.
Hill hasn't played since Johnathan Franklin was backing-up the tailback position in Green Bay and providing a glimmer of hope for a rising star. Hill hasn't played since a 6'5" Jermichael Finley was still suiting up for the Packers with his recognizable No. 88. Hill hasn't played since long before the talk of the Packers "wasting Aaron Rodgers' prime" came to light.
It's been a long time. Especially by NFL standards.
However, a workout video was posted of Hill training in Houston and it didn't seem like the 27-year old has missed a step.
Hill prospected as someone who would be able to plug in and immediately help a team on special teams, but the opportunity never surfaced for Hill who played a majority of his snaps as a Golden Bear at safety.
Hill amassed 214 total tackles during his four years (2009-2012) at California including five interceptions and 12 passes defensed. His Pro Day, held in March of 2013, didn't offer much of a look into what made Hill stand out above other prospects. With a 4.69 40-yard dash time and a couple of dropped footballs during his drills, it's tough to presume the Packers would take a look in Hill's direction — especially four years later.
Albeit the lack of a crystal ball can't really estimate the level of interest from the Packers, it is safe to bet that after four years, Hill may not have gotten faster.
Hill would play under cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. and enforce a unit spearheaded by the Packers' highest-paid corner, Davon House, whose $2.8 million dollar deal was broken down by Bob McGinn on Monday morning.
Of course, if you're the Packers, you wouldn't necessarily turn down any help at the position. The only exception is whether or not the addition can provide as a functioning piece to the puzzle that ranked 31st in pass defense a season ago. Hill may fit as a question mark under that category.
The news on Hill comes just three days after another report from Rotoworld's Josh Norris surfaced on the Packers expecting a pre-draft visit from Purdue wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey.
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