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Rams waive Troy Hill

Rams made the decision to cut Hill as part of their latest string of roster moves.

The Los Angeles Rams in a slew of roster moves made the decision on Tuesday afternoon to part ways with cornerback Troy Hill

This comes just a few days after Hill was arrested on suspicion of DUI on early Saturday morning. The Rams made the decision to make him inactive for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins

“Every situation is different, circumstances are different. I was disappointed in his choices, as they related to Friday night and Saturday morning," Fisher said. "I didn’t think he put the team first. I got information, and we made the decision. Because Troy was truthful with me in our conversations the last couple of days, I also said that I’m not going to rule out a second opportunity. I think people deserve second chances in life. I think he learned from it, but I was just disappointed in his choices.”

There are numerous reports that stated he crashed his white Mercedes-Benz into the back of a semi-truck on the 101 freeway in Encino. Hill was said to be traveling at 60 mph in the fast lane prior to swerving and striking the truck. He was then taken to the Los Angeles Police Department in Van Nuys where he was booked and released on a $15,000 bail at around 1:35 p.m.

Hill has a preliminary court date scheduled for Dec. 14. This was not his first incident involving law enforcement as he was arrested in Dec. 2013 after he was alleged to be involved in a domestic violence dispute at his apartment. Hill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and was handed 36 months of probation. 

He had went undrafted out of Oregon in the 2015 NFL Draft and spent last season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was signed by the Rams off waivers last December. He picked up a larger role to begin the season making four starts with E.J. Gaines still recovering from a foot injury that forced him to miss all of last season. He remained a prominent spot in the secondary when Trumaine Johnson missed two games due to an ankle injury.

Hill was on the team with 38 total tackles, which includes an 11-tackle performance in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Los Angeles will likely more heavily upon Johnson and Gaines along with Lamarcus Joyner in nickel coverage situations. 

The Rams had also waived cornerback Dwyane Gratz, who the team had picked up off waivers prior to Week 6, and placed linebacker Josh Forrest on the injured reserve. In response those moves, Los Angeles promoted cornerback Michael Jordan and linebacker Nicholas Grisby to the active roster from the pratice squad. 

“Michael is so excited, he’s so excited," Fisher said. "He understands our system. He’s played really hard in practice. He was productive in the preseason games. He understands that there’s maybe a 50/50 chance of him being active this week, just because of numbers and things.

"The guys are really excited for him to be elevated him from practice squad. We made another tough decision, and (DB) Dwayne Gratz did a nice job for us, but we got another move or two to make as far as the secondary is concerned. Tough decision with Dwayne, and we’re going to try to keep the door open for him as well.”


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