Tom Pelissero says his understanding the situation involving Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill is that there is no indication he will re-join the team for minicamp following the news that the district attorney is no longer actively investigating the child abuse case in which his three-year-old son was injured.
However, Pelissero reports that “there‘s every reason to believe” Hill will be back with the Chiefs for training camp.
Pelissero admits that there’s still a chance the NFL could intervene and possibly place Hill on the commissioner’s exempt list while their investigation continues. Even so, Pelissero admits that this is something the NFL has rarely done without charges.
There is another investigation that is still open for Hill with the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
The Chiefs have suspended Hill 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.