La Canfora mentions that this is obviously “a tricky deal” for the Chiefs, given Hill’s off-field circumstances. However, La Canfora adds that it’ possible a deal gets done this weekend.
Prior reports mentioned that an extension for Hill was still a possibility after the NFL decided to not suspend or fine him as part of the investigation into child abuse claims involving his son.
James Palmer mentioned previously that any new contract for Hill would include some “very specific language” in it.
Hill was suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities a few months ago, but returned to the team shortly after the NFL dropped their investigation.
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.