Sammie Hill DL TEN Sep 16 '13

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 Aug 20 '13

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 Apr 03 '13

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 Mar 18 '13

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 Mar 13 '13

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 Mar 12 '13

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.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Mar 12 '13

Free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill will visit the Titans.

The Titans are moving fast. Hill is reportedly drawing interest from four teams, but Tennessee is his first known visit. It's possible he won't leave town without a deal.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Mar 09 '13's Anwar Richardson says "at least four teams" have shown interest in free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill.

None of the teams that are interested are known, but Hill, 26, is expected to have a decent market as a young, pocket-pushing tackle. Coming off a down year that saw Hill register just 15 tackles in 15 games, he should come relatively cheap.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Mar 06 '13

The player rep for free agent DT Sammie Lee Hill called it "pretty much a certainty" that his client will hit the open market.

The Lions are negotiating with Cliff Avril and Chris Houston after re-upping DeAndre Levy, and probably never even submitted Hill an offer. Just 26 years old, 329-pound Hill could be a cheap sleeper for defensive tackle-needy teams.

Sammie Hill DL TEN Dec 29 '12

Lions placed DT Sammie Lee Hill (toe) on season-ending injured reserve.

The injury is not serious. Hill, 26, started three games this season and registered 15 tackles. Even though he didn't record a sack on the season, Pro Football Focus gave him a very solid grade in pass rush situations. Hill was credited with 17 quarterback hurries. He's one of several Detroit defensive players scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason.