He was officially listed as a limited participant in Thursday’s practice.
Hill has received veteran rest days in the past, but the team’s injury report Wednesday made it clear his absence was injury related. The NFL’s leader in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns told reporters Thursday he’s “good,” however.
“I just wanted some attention, because my momma wouldn’t talk to me yesterday,” Hill said. “So, I needed some attention from somebody. I’m good, though.”
Hill has not missed a game since the 2020 season. He leads the league with 902 receiving yards in seven games and is on pace for a career-high and NFL-record 2,190 receiving yards.
Running back Raheem Mostert, safety Jevon Holland, fullback Alec Ingold and guard Robert Jones, who also were absent Wednesday, all returned to practice Thursday alongside Hill. All four players were listed as limited participants.
Holland’s status is still uncertain as he progresses through concussion protocol.
Starting cornerbacks Xavien Howard (groin) and Jalen Ramsey (knee), wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (back) and center Connor Williams (groin) were also limited Thursday. Rookie cornerback Cam Smith did not participate after injuring his foot late in Wednesday’s practice.