Sammie Hill DL TEN 4 Months

Hill (hamstring) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Steelers, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.

Hill's return is a boost to the Titans' defensive line, but with 18 tackles and two sacks in eight games, his IDP impact has been modest.

Sammie Hill DL TEN 4 Months

Hill (hamstring) is questionable for Monday's game against the Steelers, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

An earlier report indicated Hill would likely make his return, but apparently that's not quite a sure thing. He has 18 tackles (12 solo), two sacks and five passes defensed in eight games this season, and he last played in Week 8 against the Texans.

Sammie Hill DL TEN 5 Months

Hill (hamstring) should return this week, the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.

He was close to being able to play last week, and should be healthy enough to take the field Monday against the Steelers.

Sammie Hill DL TEN 5 Months

Hill (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's game at Baltimore.

Hill, who has 18 total tackles and two sacks on the year, is probably not much of an IDP anyway.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Jun 27 '79

Titans DT Sammie Lee Hill suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss, and is doubtful for Week 3.

The Titans didn't come out and say it, but the media reports suggest Hill is highly unlikely to play against the Chargers. Rotating in off the bench, Hill has two tackles through two games. He's played 26 snaps.

Sammie Hill DL TEN May 31 '79

Titans DT Sammie Lee Hill will miss Saturday's preseason game with an elbow injury, and is dealing with "ligament damage."

Hill is expected to be ready for Week 1, but will wear a brace. Hill is ticketed for an every-down role after playing just 419 snaps for the Lions last season.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Jan 12 '79

DC Jerry Gray says the Titans may feature more 3-4 looks in 2013, but will stick with a 4-3 base defense.

"I think with the personnel (we have), it gives us a possibility to do more of that, to where we can go out there and maybe play 8-10 snaps of game (in the 3-4) and not have to take our good football players off the field," Gray said. New DT Sammie Lee Hill has the bulk to play nose tackle in 3-4 looks, while fellow new additions Ropati Pitoitua and Moise Fokou both have extensive experience in 3-4 schemes.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Dec 27 '78

The Titans view new DT Sammie Lee Hill as a three-down player.

Hill played just 419 snaps for the Lions last season, and only 437 in 2011. The Titans also view Hill as more of a run-stuffer than pass rusher. Hill is a defensive tackle, but has always been better at creating pressure than plugging gaps. To date, the Titans have had a curious offseason.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Dec 22 '78

Titans signed DT Sammie Lee Hill to a three-year, $11.4 million contract, with $4 million guaranteed.

Hill is 26 years old and entering his fifth year out of Stillman. While he's flashed potential and certainly possesses some upside, Hill is a bit of a misfit as a 6-foot-4, 329-pound interior tackle whose strength is penetrating the pocket. He's weak against the run. The Titans have doled out numerous big contracts over the past 24-26 hours. We're just not sure they've gotten much better.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Dec 21 '78

The Titans are expected to sign free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill.

We'd anticipate a fairly cheap deal for Hill, who hasn't been very productive the past four seasons while backing up Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams, and more recently Nick Fairley in Detroit. Hill goes 6-foot-4 and 329 pounds.