49ers Announce Practice Squad Moves

The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have signed RB Brian Hill to the team’s practice squad and released S Tony Jefferson II from the practice squad.

Hill (6-1, 216) was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Throughout his four-year career with the Falcons (2017-20) and Cincinnati Bengals (2020) he has appeared in 45 games (three starts) and registered 209 carries for 982 yards (4.7 average) and three touchdowns on the ground to go along with 38 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown. In 2021, Hill spent training camp with the Tennessee Titans and was later waived on September 2, 2021. He was then signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad on November 9 and was released by the team on November 30.

A 26-year-old native of Belleville, IL, Hill attended the University of Wyoming, where he appeared in 38 games (28 starts) and finished with 775 carries for a school-record 4,392 yards and 35 touchdowns.