The NFL could place Tyreek Hill on the commissioner's exempt list as soon as this week, according to a report.

The league and the players' union have reviewed the audio of Hill and his fiancee discussing injuries to their child.

It's rare for the NFL to use the exempt list during the offseason, but Hill may present a different case.

The designation is a way to keep a player off the field while the league reviews a charge or allegation and reaches a conclusion on discipline, and the league usually waits until the legal system concludes its process.

Hill has been suspended from all team-related activities in the wake of the audio that surfaced Thursday in which he discusses abusing his son.