Report: Ravens sign suspended safety Will Hill
For the third time in three seasons, Will Hill is suspended from the NFL. That didn't stop Baltimore from signing him, though.
A day after the NFL announced a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice and with coach John Harbaugh sounding a little tone-deaf while discussing the punishment, Baltimore has signed another player who will miss part of the 2014 season.
That player, as reported by the Baltimore Sun, is former Giants safety Will Hill, who has been suspended three times in the past three seasons for drug violations and will miss the first six games of this season.
Hill was suspended four games in 2012 for taking Adderall, and he missed four games last season after another substance abuse violation.
But here's the thing: when Hill returned to New York last season after his punishment, he played well, recording 77 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games. According to the Pro Football Focus metrics, Hill was the second-best safety in the league.
Even with his suspension, the 24-year-old Hill is eligible to practice in training camp and play in the preseason games. He'll be reinstated Oct. 13.
Said general manager Ozzie Newsome: "If we need it, Will will provide depth in the middle of the season."
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