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So much for the Giants allowing the NFL to decide Will Hill‘s fate. 96 hours after his six-game suspension was handed down by the league, the organization has decided to cut Hill loose. The Giants are old school operators. They believe in trust and accountability, above all else.
After a roller coaster ride in New York, the tumultuous journey of Will Hill with Big Blue has officially come to a screeching halt. Born on March 7, 1990, Will Hill’s Giants football career is now done on June 2, 2014. Despite his personal trials and travails, Hill had some great times with the Giants organization and built himself into a legitimate upper echelon NFL talent. After going undrafted in 2011, he emerged as one of the better safeties in the entire NFL in 2013.
Moving forward, if Hill can get his head on straight, a team with a solid locker room might weigh the risk/reward and find themselves with a safety production steal. Unfortunately, the NFL is not a forgiving league, particularly for third time offenders like Will Hill.
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What’s the impact for the 2014 Giants? They lose their most talented back line contributor — veteran Antrel Rolle included. A healthy Stevie Brown will start at free safety in Week 1, with new free agent Quintin Demps as a dark-horse for increased reps. Who knows, maybe rookie 5th rounder Nat Berhe will blow the Giants away during the summer months.
Will Hill is gone. It’s official. Thanks for the memories Mr. Hill, and may you find a smoother path in the next opportunity life throws your way.
Who would you like to see fill the free safety role, Giants Nation?