Leroy Hill had meeting with Roger Goodell

Embattled Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill had a meet-and-greet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently and that was one of the holdups in him returning to the team after nearly two months away.

Hill faces potential discipline from the league stemming from his April arrest on domestic violence charges and the probation he is on stemming from a marijuana arrest a year ago in Georgia.

The veteran was invited back to the team earlier this week and will participate in what remains of the voluntary offseason workout program.

"It's just gone through enough time and we've seen the reports come back from the commissioner's meetings and their evaluations and all that," Carroll said, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "It doesn't mean anything is concluded at all. He still has some court appearances ahead, but just playing off the commissioner's feel on that, we've taken the lead from him.

"So we feel comfortable now doing this and we'll just take it one day at a time when it gets to other decisions that have to be made.

"We wanted to know where the league stood on this and what stance they were going to take. They haven't come to any final conclusion yet either, but they did give us enough information that we know how to progress from here. He wants to be part of this thing and is ready to get going."

Hill told reporters he doesn’t know exactly what lies ahead for him. There is no guarantee the Seahawks are going to keep him, but it looks that way at this point. He’s just happy to be back around his teammates.

"I just took that time to reflect," Hill said. "I missed football and realized I loved football. Not being able to play it sort of hurt, so I rededicated myself to playing football and being the best person I could be."

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