Hill Released, Bass, Dixon Survive NFL 53-man Roster Cuts

Published 08/30 2014 11:04PM

Updated 08/31 2014 12:20AM

Michael Hill's second run with the Packers came to an abrupt end on Saturday. 

Green Bay released the St. Joseph native as NFL teams finalized their 53-man rosters to start the regular season.

Hill was the team's second-leading rusher with 40 yards in the preseason finale against the Chiefs on Thursday. This marked his fourth stop in just his second NFL season, having previous stops with the Packers, Buccaneers, and Chargers as a rookie. 

He is eligible to be placed on the Packers' practice squad, which can be put together starting Sunday.

Fellow Griffon David Bass made the Bears' 53-man roster despite being buried on the depth chart due, in part, to a surplus of defensive lineman in camp. Bass recorded Chicago's only sack in their preseason finale in Cleveland, forcing a fumble while bringing down Johnny Manziel.

Former Northwest Missouri State corner back Brian Dixon made the Saints roster. Despite some penalty issues, the undrafted free agent impressed enough to be selected over 12-time Pro Bowler Champ Bailey. Dixon intercepted Matt Hasselbeck in the Saints' third preseason game against the Colts.

His twin brother, Brian, was released by the Jets after being selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. 

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