The NFL reinstated Hill from the reserve/suspended list Tuesday, Howard Balzer of the Sports Exchange reports.
On the same day in which he was released by Baltimore in March, Hill received a 10-game ban for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. There may have been no coincidence, but the safety is nonetheless able to sign with any organization at the moment. In 50 career games with the Giants and Ravens, Hill has recorded 221 tackles (167 solo), four interceptions (two pick-sixes), three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one sack.
The report follows news earlier Wednesday that the Ravens had released Hill, who now faces the fourth, and longest, suspension of his NFL career.
The Ravens have released Will Hill , the Baltimore Sun reports.
The move frees up just over $3 million in salary cap space for the Ravens and sets the stage for converted cornerback Lardarius Webb to start at safety for the team in 2016 alongside free agent signee Eric Weddle.
Will Hill finished the 2015 season with 64 tackles (49 solo), an interception and a sack in 15 games.
Hill doesn't make many big plays or accumulate gaudy tackle totals, but he's been the most consistent player in a shaky defensive backfield over the past two seasons, rarely giving up big gains in coverage. He's locked in as a starter for 2016, albeit with minimal IDP appeal.
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