Hill, Doss Are Released by the Rams

The Rams announced Friday that they have released veteran tight end David Hill and defensive end Reggie Doss.

Hill, a 12-year veteran, came to the Rams in a 1983 trade with the Detroit Lions and was primarily a blocker for former star running back Eric Dickerson.

The 34-year-old Hill was due to earn $300,000 in 1988. He had 11 receptions last season for 105 yards and no touchdowns.

Doss, 31, was the team's seventh-round draft choice out of Hampton Institute in 1978. Used primarily as a run defender, Doss had 32 tackles in 1987 and no sacks.

Doss led all Ram defensive linemen in tackles for five consecutive years from 1982 through 1986.

According to a statement released by the team, both players mutually agreed to terminate their present contracts with the team and thus became free agents.

"Reggie and David have distinguished themselves as fine players," Coach John Robinson said in a prepared statement. "The Rams are most appreciative of their outstanding service."

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