Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Eagles sign running back

The Eagles signed RB P.J. Hill off of the Saints practice squad and placed LB Omar Gaither on IR, ending his season.

Hill (5-10, 218) was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Saints in 2009, and rushed 26 times for 128 yards (4.9 yards per carry) and three touchdowns during the preseason. He signed to the team’s practice squad on 9/7/09 after being released as part of their final roster cut down.

A native of East Elmhurst, NY, Hill played collegiately at Wisconsin, where he joined former Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne as the only running backs in school history to gain more than 1,000 yards in each of their first three seasons. He finished his career with 770 carries for 3,942 yards (5.1 yards per carry) and 42 touchdowns. He was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after rushing for a career-high 1,569 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2006.

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