Jeremy Hill. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Patriots will kick-off the regular season Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Texans, and it's an opportunity for veteran Jeremy Hill to show he's still capable of doing what he did in Cincinnati when he exceeded 1,300 total yards as a rookie in 2014.
The former second-round pick lost his starting job with the Bengals by the midpoint of last season, then was placed on season-ending injured reserve November 11 after just 132 all-purpose yards. Hill's excited for a new beginning.
"You can never be satisfied, we have so much more work to do, but it's definitely a blessing for me to get the opportunity to be on this team and contribute in any way that I can," he said. "I definitely can't take that for granted."
Pats coach Bill Belichick said Hill's a good addition.
"Jeremy's had a good spring and a good summer," Belichick said. "Again, new system, some different responsibilities, some different type plays, I think, than what he's been used to running, but he certainly adapted quickly, and was able to pick up our offense and our techniques, and some of the things that come with it pretty quickly. He's a smart guy, and he has experience in this league to understand defenses and run reads and things like that."
Belichick added Hill's versatile. The back said he has a lot to prove.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports