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Saints QB/TE Taysom Hill (concussion) is out for Monday night's game vs. the Seahawks. Hill has played 37% of New Orleans' offensive snaps this season -- 48 at WR, 27 at TE, 22 at QB and 12 in the backfield -- so it's a tangible loss for this offense. It's good news for QB Jameis Winston, though, who won't lose snaps to Hill this week.

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The Saints and Taysom Hill agreed to a 4-year extension, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The deal reportedly pays Hill a $40 million base salary for the hybrid role he's currently playing. He can make up to $55 million more if he becomes New Orleans' starting QB. The team's handling of Hill has been curious, starting him over Jameis Winston last season and then keeping him behind Trevor Siemian the past 3 weeks.

Saints QB Taysom Hill (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. He's either cleared the protocol or is very close. New Orleans hasn't officially named a starting QB for Sunday's game vs. the Falcons, but it'd be a surprise if it's not Hill.

Saints QB Taysom Hill (concussion) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He's tentatively expected to clear the protocol in time for Sunday's game vs. the Falcons, but we'll continue to keep an eye on his progress. QB Trevor Siemian would draw the start if Hill isn't cleared.

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Saints QB/TE/WR/RB Taysom Hill sustained a concussion in Sunday's game vs. Washington and is done for the afternoon. We'll track his progress through the protocol this coming week.

Saints QB Taysom Hill arrived to camp “noticeably slimmed down,” per Katherine Terrell of The Athletic. The change was intentional. “I think as a thrower it’s important to have a stronger backside than it is your frontside shoulder, and it’s natural to work your frontside muscles than it is your backside,” Hill said. “I can tell you for me historically when I get sore it’s all your (decelerating) motions from taking so many reps and throwing so many balls. So throughout my career here, I was always trying to find that balance of being strong enough to do what I was going to be asked to do, but still be able to throw a ball and so forth. So there was definitely a transition there.” This is the first time as a pro that he’s exclusively worked at QB, so the change in regimen makes sense. Last year alone, Hill lined up as a QB, RB, WR and TE — plus he held various special teams roles. No clear favorite has emerged as the QB1 in the early portion of training camp.

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