According to his agent, Titans RB Dontrell Hilliard has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.
— David Canter (@davidcanter) November 23, 2021
Hilliard, 26, wound up signing on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane. He agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Browns but was waived coming out of the preseason and re-signed to their practice squad.
The Browns eventually promoted Hilliard to their active roster before placing him on injured reserve in December. Cleveland brought him back on a one-year, exclusive rights deal last offseason before waiving him midseason. He was claimed by the Texans.
Houston signed him to a one-year, $1.25 million extension that included $200,000 guaranteed. However, he was placed on injured reserve and later cut with a settlement in August.
In 2021, Hilliard has appeared in two games for the Titans and rushed seven times for 35 yards and caught eight of 10 targets for 47 yards.