Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants free safety Will Hill (25) makes an interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New York Giants likely to release Will Hill regardless of appeal

The New York Giants are dealing with yet another potential drug suspension for safety Will Hill and it appears that it will be the last. According to Ralph Vacchiano from the New York Daily News, the Giants are expected to release Hill regardless of whether he wins his appeal or not.

Hill is facing his third suspension from the NFL in three years and his second substance abuse policy violation. His first suspension came in 2012 when he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and his second came last season when he violated the drug policy.

A second suspension for Hill violating the drug policy would result in as many as eight games being taken away from him and given his status as a repeat offender in such a short amount of time, it’s hard to see the league not going above and beyond that to make a point.

The Giants are clearly not pleased with having to deal with a suspension for Hill in each of the last two seasons and now possibly a third with this latest violation. Cutting him loose is hard, as he has the potential to be one of the better safeties in the league but his constant off-field issues pulverize his value and he’s now as expendable, if not more so, than a walk on who can’t hack it in practice.

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