Saints re-sign tight end Josh Hill to a three-year deal through 2021
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
While Monday has been marred with numerous head coaches being fired, the New Orleans Saints have re-signed tight end Josh Hill, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. He has received a three-year, $8.85 million extension through the 2021 season.
Hill was in the final year of his contract with the Saints. He is making $1.8 million with the team this season. He made another $1 million in incentives.
In his new deal, it is expected to be around $2.95 million per season. He will now be a free agent in 2022.
Hill is one of three tight ends the Saints have used in 2018. Following the 2018 season, Ben Watson is retiring and team also used Dan Arnold in 10 games.
Watson has made 16 appearances, including four starts. He has 35 receptions for 400 yards and two touchdowns.
Hill has appeared in 16 games, including 11 starts. He has 16 receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown.
Arnold has made 10 appearances, including one start. He has 12 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown.
The 28-year-old Blackfoot, Idaho native had his best game in Week 4 against the New York Giants in a 33-18 win. He had three receptions for 63 yards.
His lone touchdown came in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins. He had two receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown in the 43-19 win.