Paylor expects contract negotiations to pick up in the future as both sides need to work through some things, as there are still some questions that need to be answered as it relates to his personal life going forward.
- James Palmer reports that it will most likely be “several weeks if not months” before contract talks between Hill and the Chiefs start back up.
- Palmer says that any new contract from the Chiefs will include some “very specific language” in it.
- According to Ian Rapoport, the NFL spoke with multiple people on both sides of the allegations into Hill. However, his fiancee Crystal Espinal did not make herself available, despite repeated attempts.
- Rapoport mentions that if new info surfaces, Hill’s case will be reopened, but the matter is considered closed as of now.
This comes shortly after the news that the NFL will not suspend or fine Hill as part of the investigation into child abuse claims involving his son.
Hill will return for the team for the start of training camp after he was previously suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities.
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 has him rated as the No. 7 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Hill as the news is available.