With the offseason in full swing, the Los Angeles Rams have made somewhat of a roster move as they announced a two-year contract extension for CB Troy Hill who was a restricted free agent (didn’t sign his tender) this offseason, per Mike Garafolo:
#Rams CB Troy Hill just signed a 2-year deal with a max value of $8.25m. Base value is $5.25m and he’ll get the other $3m if he plays 52.5% of the defensive snaps. Hills was a restricted FA and hadn’t signed his tender. A backup at all CB spots and a potential future starter.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 30, 2019
Typically nobody would bat or blink an eye over a move like this, but it’s very relevant towards the future as both cornerbacks in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib are in the final years of their contracts. Hill could work his way to a starting spot (and the money suggests it’s a possibility) in 2020 and beyond, along with 2019 NFL Draft third-round draft pick rookie CB David Long Jr.
Hill was originally undrafted in 2015, signing with the Cincinnati Bengals, being released, claimed by the New England Patriots, released once again, and then claimed by the Rams. Hill has been with the Rams since December of 2015.
Over his four year career, Hill has started only 14 games though he’s been active in 43 total games (40 with the Rams). He has 93 tackles, 11 pass deflections, two interceptions, and two tackles for loss over his career.