Will Hill Suspended by the NFL, Tyler Sash Back: The NFL has suspended S Will Hill for four game for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Hill tested positive for Adderral and will not be eligible to return until after November 5.
“I received a doctor’s prescription for Adderall prior to signing with the Giants,” Hill said in a statement released by the Giants. “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.”
Meanwhile, to take Hill’s spot on the roster, the Giants activated S Tyler Sash, who had also been banned for four games by the NFL for using Adderral.
Injury Update: HB Andre Brown suffered a concussion in the game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Meanwhile, WR Ramses Barden who missed the game with a concussion has been cleared to practice this week.
TE Martellus Bennett is undergoing further tests on his hyperextended left knee. WR Hakeem Nicks had an MRI taken on his injured knee.
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- OC David Baas (Video)
- OG Kevin Boothe (Video)
- DT Chris Canty (Video)
- LB Chase Blackburn (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
Giants on WFAN Radio: Audio clips of yesterday’s WFAN Radio interviews with the following players are available at CBSNewYork.com:
DE Justin Tuck on ESPN Radio: The audio of yesterday’s ESPN Radio interview with DE Justin Tuck is available on ESPN.com.
Articles on the Defensive Line:
- Giants Defense Faces Pressure After Browns Saw Little of It by Sam Borden of The New York Times
- DT Kuhn’s Family Flies in for First Start by Dan Salomone of Giants.com