- Nick Underhill confirms the report and adds that Hill has another visit scheduled after this.
The Saints used just a low-round tender on Hill a few weeks ago, which give them the right of first refusal on any contract offer they receives. However, if they elect to not match an offer sheet, New Orleans would not receive any compensation for him.
The low-round tender will cost the Saints $1,671,000 for the 2016 season, assuming he isn’t signed to an offer sheet.
Hill, 25, wound up signing on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho State back in 2013. He was expected to be a breakout player after they traded Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks, but he was overshadowed by Ben Watson.
In 2015, Hill appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 16 receptions for 120 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 41 tight end out of 67 qualifying players.