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Eagles add Saints RB Hill, send Omar Gaither to IR

The Eagles announced that they've put LB Omar Gaither on injured reserve after he went surgery to repair a lisfranc injury.  Filling his spot on the roster will be RB P.J. Hill, who the Eagles' claimed from the Saints practice squad. had this to say.

Hill was a four-year letterman for the Badgers who joined former Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne as the only backs in UW history to gain more than 1,000 yards in each of their first three seasons. He closed his career with 770 carries for 3,942 yards (5.1 avg.) with 42 TDs, and added 39 receptions for 358 yards and two scores.

Here's his prospect profile from

Hill surprised many by declaring his intention to enter the NFL Draft after his true junior season, although it wasn't shocking given the likely platoon at the position for the Badgers in 2009 and the short lifespan of NFL running backs. In three seasons with the Badgers, he rushed for almost 4,000 yards and 42 touchdowns. Although he was productive at Wisconsin, he doesn't rate as excellent in any one facet of his game and scouts wonder if he'll hold up in the pros considering his injury history and physical running style. Had an arm span of 32 1/2 inches at the combine.

Hill is a big back with a bruising running style. Certainly not the typical Eagles back... Check out some videos after the jump.

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