Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Michael Hill is returning to the Green Bay Packers, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
It was a bit of a rough offseason for Hill. He was arrested after a disturbance at a bar in St. Joseph, Missouri, an uncharacteristic occurrence for a seemingly-good guy who always kept his nose out of trouble.
Then he was released by the Buccaneers last week, likely not related to the arrest but more-so because the Bucs simply had too many good guys at the position in Doug Martin, Mike James and Bobby Rainey.
With Green Bay, he’ll reunite with former running backs-turned-quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt, who never wanted to see Hill leave in the first place.
An undrafted free agent out of Missouri Western State, Hill was signed to Green Bay’s practice squad in September. He was signed to the active roster less than a month later after Eddie Lacy and John Kuhn both suffered injuries and was active for two games. He was waived Oct. 18 and re-signed to the practice squad.
The Bucs acquired Hill in November, after injuries to Doug Martin and Mike James. He saw action in six games for Tampa Bay, finishing with nine carries for 23 yards. He also two passes for 23 receiving yards.
As for the arrest, Hill’s agent told Silverstein that the charges had been dropped, although he wouldn’t provide details.