The New York Giants can swap out safeties using the suspended list.
The NFL suspended Hill for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Hill’s suspension begins immediately and he is eligible to return following the Nov. 4 game vs. Pittsburgh. Sash had been on a one-week roster exemption after completing his suspension.
Hill was suspended for using Adderall, the same drug that got Sash punished, according to the Giants Web site.
“I received a doctor’s prescription for Adderall prior to signing with the Giants,” Hill said, according to the team’s Web site. “Shortly after signing with the team, I was in a meeting with (director of player development) Charles Way, who reviewed the list of the league’s banned substances. I knew at that point that this may be an issue. I was tested and the results came back that Adderall was in my system. I appealed but lost the appeal. I accept full responsibility for this situation, and it won’t happen again. The Giants have given me a great opportunity when nobody else would, and I don’t take that for granted. I feel badly this has happened. I will work hard and stay in great shape these next four weeks so I can come back and contribute to this team after my suspension.”
Hill had played well on defense and special teams. But Sash got valuable experience as a rookie last season and should be able to plug in and go.
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- Tyler Sash
- The New York Giants
- Will Hill