Chiefs Could Reopen Extension Talks With Tyreek Hill, Depending On Outcome Of Investigation

     

Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports that the Chiefs are hopeful the NFL will hand down a ruling regarding Tyreek Hill before the start of training camp. Kansas City reportedly expects to have Hill in attendance for the start of training camp next month.

Sources tell Paylor that the Chiefs have not fined Hill during his time away from the team and there’s optimism from those with knowledge of the situation that the meeting with the NFL was considered a “positive” one for Hill.

According to Paylor, the Chiefs could potentially re-engage in contract negotiations for Hill in the not-too-distant future, as long as he rejoins the team and the investigation turns out to be favorable for him.

Last night, Nate Taylor of the Athletic reported that a Chiefs’ official predicted that Hill could receive a maximum suspension of four games as soon as next month.

Hill met with league investigators for eight hours on Wednesday.

If it’s determined Hill should be suspended, there will be another interview in New York City with commissioner Roger Goodell.

The Chiefs suspended Hill indefinitely from all team-related activities following an investigation into potential child abuse of Hill’s three-year-old son.

The district attorney declined to file charges because it could not be determined if Hill or his fiancee broke the child’s arm. The criminal case is inactive, but there is another investigation that is still open for Hill with the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

Hill, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2016. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $2.58 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,965,036 for the 2019 season. 

In 2018, Hill appeared in 16 games for the Chiefs and caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns to go along with 151 yards rushing and a touchdown. Hill also totaled 213 punt returns and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 7 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Hill as the news is available. 

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