Cleveland Browns: Troy Hill ‘excited’ for opportunity with hometown team
New Cleveland Browns cornerback Troy Hill took some time to speak with Brad Ward from All Eyes on Cleveland and made it known that he’s excited to be with his hometown team
Troy Hill is the newest cornerback for the Cleveland Browns but he’s not new to the city. The former Los Angeles Rams defender grew up in Ohio and that played a part in him joining the Browns this offseason.
Recently a guest on All Eyez on Cleveland, Hill spoke with host Brad Ward at length about what led him to sign with Cleveland and the location was a huge factor for him.
Hill dove in right away to talk about free agency being hectic, saying he was wondering why he wasn’t getting signed right away. However, he then said it was a “blessing” to land where he did — claiming that his only two choices would have been to stay with the Rams in L.A. or come home to the Browns.
Ward then asked about Hill’s former teammate in Los Angeles, John Johnson III who also signed with the Browns this offseason. Hill said he felt Johnson being there would make things easier, especially having a teammate he knows how to work with.
Other than that, what really stood out was how happy the young man was to be back in Northeast Ohio. A native of Youngstown, Hill used the word “excited” over and over when talking about coming back home after nearly 14 years on the west coast — mostly the L.A. area. At one point he even pointed out that he kept using the same word but didn’t know how else to describe his feelings.
Ward also asked about his move to the slot which Hill says has helped him a lot as a player, despite still learning the position. He expects to move around some with his new team but says he believes the plan will be for him to play inside as a slot corner.
Two other interesting tidbits would be that Mack Wilson was the first player to reach out to him and that Hill is trying to land No. 23 — but he was told they need to see whether or not Andrew Sendejo is going to return.
As for who fans should expect to see this season, Hill says they’re about to get a hard worker who will do everything he can to help this team win. He also said he’s relatable to this city and wants to make the fans happy.