The Rams also waived fellow cornerback Dwayne Gratz and placed rookie linebacker Josh Forrest on injured reserve after Forrest suffered a knee injury on Sunday that will put him out four to six weeks. Cornerback Michael Jordan and linebacker Nic Grigsby were promoted from the practice squad to take their place on the active roster.
Hill’s Mercedes swerved over multiple lanes on an L.A. freeway and crashed into the back of a semi-truck at around 8 a.m. PT on Saturday, according to multiple reports. Hill was then given a field sobriety test and arrested on the spot, booked in Van Nuys, California, and deactivated by the Rams for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
The 25-year-old — the Rams’ fourth cornerback on the depth chart, afterTrumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines and slot corner Lamarcus Joyner — was released later in the afternoon on $15,000 bail and has a preliminary court date for Dec. 14.
Asked Monday about Hill’s status, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he was “very, very disappointed in him, disappointed in his choices, but waiting to get the results from law enforcement before I make a decision.”
The Rams also signed linebacker Randell Johnson to their practice squad.