The Washington Redskins placed injured TE/FB Niles Paul on injured reserve today and replaced his spot on the roster with DL Jordan Hill, a former third round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.
Hill, 25, was drafted out of Penn State when Redskins GM Scot McCloughan was a top assistant in the Seahawks front office. For his career he has 50 tackles, seven sacks and an interception.
Hill’s best season came in 2014, when he appeared in 13 games and finished with 5.5 sacks.
It appeared Hill would make the Seahawks roster this season, but he was eventually waived with an injury designation
Niles Paul suffered a shoulder injury in the 27-27 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals in London just before the bye week. His loss hurts Washington’s offense and special teams, where Paul has long been a standout. For now, at least, the Skins will go with only two tight ends — Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis — as they wait for Derek Carrier to come back from injury. Carrier just started practicing in recent days, as he continues his recovery from an ACL knee injury in last December’s win over the Chicago Bears.
The Redskins also signed DB Lee Hightower to the practice squad.