Former Detroit Lions DT Sammie Hill signs three-year deal with Titans for $11.4 million
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on March 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Sammie Hill The Tennessee Titans signed Sammie Hill away from the Detroit Lions for $11.4 million over three years. AP File Photo
The Detroit Lions said hello to three new players on Wednesday and goodbye to defensive tackle Sammie Hill.
Detroit's former defensive tackle signed a three-year deal with the Tennessee Titans today. Hill will earn $11.4 million, with $4 million guaranteed. Hill earned $1.25 million with the Lions last season.
The move does not come as a surprise because Detroit decided not to pursue Hill in free agency this offseason. Detroit's current backup defensive tackles are Ogemdi Nwagbuo and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen.
Hill, 26, started in three games last season, and finished with 15 tackles and three pass breakups. He has 12 starts in four NFL seasons.