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Silver Minings: Raiders officially sign running back Jeremy Hill

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Las Vegas now has a solid backup for Josh Jacobs

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The other day, I posted an article saying the Raiders and free-agent running back Jeremy Hill were close to an agreement. Hill made it official on Twitter on Sunday.

As I mentioned in the original article, this is a great move for the Raiders. Hill was an absolute stud during his first three years in the NFL, totaling 29 touchdowns. However, injuries have riddled his career, as he missed all of 2019 recovering from a torn ACL.

If healthy, he’s a strong backup option for Josh Jacobs, and could give them some solid touches should Jacobs go down with an injury.

Hill’s best season came during his rookie campaign in 2014 when he ran for 1,124 yards and had nine touchdowns while adding receiving 215 yards. The following season, Hill ran for 794 yards and 11 touchdowns. Then in 2016 he rushed for 839 yards to go along with nine touchdowns.

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