CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns continue to add former members of the Los Angeles Rams' secondary to its roster.
According to several reports on Thursday, the Browns have come to terms on a four-year contract with free agent cornerback Troy Hill worth $24 million. The 29-year-old Youngstown native joins former Rams teammate, safety John Johnson III, as a new member of the Browns.
Hill is coming off of an explosive year with the Rams, who boasted the NFL's top-ranked defense. He started all 16 games for Los Angeles, intercepting three passes and returning all of them for touchdowns. He also had ten passes defended.
After signing with Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2015, Hill played in just three games as a rookie in Cincinnati before being claimed by the Rams. During his five seasons with Los Angeles, Hill picked off seven passes, tallied a sack, a forced fumble, recovered three fumbles, and defended 29 passes.
The Browns found themselves needing another cornerback after Terrance Mitchell departed to the Houston Texans via free agency. While Denzel Ward is firmly positioned on one side of the field, Greedy Williams has had a hard time avoiding the injury bug, missing the entire 2020 season due to a nerve injury in his shoulder. Ward has also had his problems staying healthy during his three-year career.
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