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Will Hill goes unclaimed on waivers

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No one wants Will Hill.

Hill, the safety who was waived by the Giants after the NFL suspended him six games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, went unclaimed on waivers.

That’s no surprise: Hill is now on his third NFL suspension, with one previous suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and one for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy. NFL teams probably figure that Hill just isn’t worth the trouble.

Still, Hill is a talented player who is only 24 years old and could be had for the league-minimum salary. It’s possible that some team will decide to give him another chance. If so, Hill would be eligible to participate in offseason work, training camp and the preseason, but he would have to stay away from the team until after Week Six. Hill is now a free agent, so he can get to work on trying to convince some team that he’ll be able to stay out of trouble.

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21 Responses to “Will Hill goes unclaimed on waivers”
  1. vikingsvoice says: Jun 3, 2014 7:09 PM

    Paging Mr. Zimmer…

  2. abanig says: Jun 3, 2014 7:14 PM

    What an idiot

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 3, 2014 7:17 PM

    Nobody wants him now that they are healthy at the position, but after a dozen or two Safeties get injured…?

  4. raiderrob21 says: Jun 3, 2014 7:23 PM

    Pay attention Aldon Smith

  5. Duckhomie says: Jun 3, 2014 7:25 PM

    Clean up in aisle six.

  6. spfootballfan says: Jun 3, 2014 7:31 PM

    The Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, who had his AFL rights, activated him from the Other League Exempt List. With a roster of 24, and needing 8 players on either side of the football, and then a kicker (not including two way players, which the Rattlers don’t really have), you don’t waste spots on guys who you don’t believe will be with your team.

  7. thraiderskin says: Jun 3, 2014 7:31 PM

    So dumb… I hope this guy doesn’t find another job in the NFL. Of course, there are some safety needy teams floating around.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 3, 2014 7:50 PM

    Hill of Beans.

  9. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: Jun 3, 2014 7:53 PM

    Will Hill needs a chill pill or his career will hit a stand still.

  10. 700levelvet says: Jun 3, 2014 8:14 PM

    He’s garbage

  11. jayblack073 says: Jun 3, 2014 8:20 PM

    Let’s remember medication is what got him into this issue, cheat.

    Eagles should pick him up.

  12. bcmcknight77 says: Jun 3, 2014 9:15 PM

    Bears need a safety. I wouldn’t complain if they gave him until the end of camp with the expressed opinion that anything other than a Cris Carter-like turn around and he’ll be cut in 10 seconds.

  13. whatjusthapped says: Jun 3, 2014 9:37 PM

    Let’s review, he is a substance abuser and the Seahawks lead the NFL in trips to the prescription counter, I can take a pretty good guess where he might end up.

  14. bassplucker says: Jun 3, 2014 9:39 PM

    How are the Bears not even looking into this? Hill is better than any safety on their roster.

  15. f1restarter says: Jun 3, 2014 9:40 PM

    Sounds like the kind of douche that would find a perfect home in Minnesota.

  16. jimmysee says: Jun 3, 2014 9:48 PM

    Probably can’t even get a visa to work in Canada. So no CFL opportunity here.

    Next stop — Home Depot.

  17. bobman2 says: Jun 3, 2014 9:52 PM

    Anybody who signs him for league minimum and has a safety need is making a decent move. You have summer “tryouts” to evaluate his quality as a teammate and person. Assuming he passes, you don’t pay him for the first 6 weeks, and then he’s on a week-by-week retainer–he messes up, he’s gone and you’re out just a few game paychecks.
    The crux is the roster spot–if you are needy at S (Colts?) it may be worth plugging up a roster spot for a while. If you end up cutting him, you are no worse off. At his tenure, that’s about $40k per game (NFL peanuts)–for him, it’s a huge chance to show he can do it, for the team, a cheap insurance policy at a weak position. Could be win-win, and if he screws up again, he’s the only real loser. The team’s out just a sliver of the salary cap. The team would need some strong vet leadership, though. The Lewis/Reed Ravens a few years ago would have been good candidates, if they had a need.

  18. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Jun 3, 2014 9:56 PM

    Will Hill’s career lies in Boot Hill.

  19. blowtorch1964 says: Jun 3, 2014 10:14 PM

    Giants made their point. They should re-sign him to min salary one year deal. Guy can be a game breaker.

  20. lic112014 says: Jun 4, 2014 5:24 AM

    Who’s going to sign him now with this suspension hanging over his head?What about the future? Teams know he’ll fall again at some point.What a waste of talent.

  21. floratiotime says: Jun 4, 2014 7:49 AM

    Lots of disreputable teams would have no problem with this immature druggie. Seattle … the Eagles … Patriots … all come to mind as likely landing spots.

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