The Giants defensive backfield is becoming depleted with alarming rapidity thanks to drug suspensions. The other day New York was forced to waive safety Will Hill after his violation of the substance abuse policy led to a six-game ban. Now cornerback Jayron Hosley has received a four-game suspension for violation of the drug policy, per Ian Rapoport.
Hosley will be suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 season. The cornerback is allowed to participate in offseason activities and the preseason.
A third-round pick in 2012 out of Virginia Tech, Hosley appeared in 11 games in 2013 with one start, racking up 9 tackles and 1 PDef. He notched his only career interception in 2012.
Hosley’s first failed drug test reportedly came at the combine in 2012. That failed test placed him in the league’s substance abuse program, meaning an automatic four game suspension for a second offense.
Hosley was already looking at an uphill battle to make the Giants’ roster after the team aggressively added to their cornerback corps this offseason, signing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond and Zack Bowman. Obviously this is not going to help Hosley’s cause. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Giants let him go the same way they did with Will Hill.
Tom Coughlin is obviously not interested in messing around with guys who can’t put down the hippie lettuce. He’s too old for that crap.