Detroit Lions sign free agent TE Josh Hill

Hill joins team after spending first 8 seasons of career with New Orleans Saints

Josh Hill (Photo courtesy of the Detroit Lions)

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have signed free agent tight end Josh Hill.

The Lions announced the move Saturday.

Hill joins Detroit after spending the first eight seasons of his career with the New Orleans Saints. They signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Idaho State in 2013.

He has 116 receptions for 1,071 yards and 15 touchdowns in 117 games. Hill has made 61 starts.

Hill had eight catches last season.

Read: Coverage of the Detroit Lions

Read more: Sports headlines