Hill’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Giants’ active roster on Monday, November 5, following the team’s November 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Giants had received a roster exemption last week for Sash, who practiced but was not activated for the team’s 41-27 victory yesterday over Cleveland.
Hill was suspended for using Adderral, the same medication for which Sash was suspended.
“I received a doctor’s prescription for Adderall prior to signing with the Giants,” Hill said. “Shortly after signing with the team, I was in a meeting with (director of player development) Charles Way, who reviewed the list of the league’s banned substances. I knew at that point that this may be an issue. I was tested and the results came back that Adderall was in my system. I appealed but lost the appeal. I accept full responsibility for this situation, and it won’t happen again. The Giants have given me a great opportunity when nobody else would, and I don’t take that for granted. I feel badly this has happened. I will work hard and stay in great shape these next four weeks so I can come back and contribute to this team after my suspension.”
Hill was signed as a free agent on May 14, after impressing the coaching staff as a tryout at the rookie minicamp. He has played in all five games this season and has seven tackles (six solo) on defense and four solo tackles and a forced fumble on special teams. Against Cleveland, Hill had three unassisted tackles and forced a fumble on a kickoff that was recovered by
Sash, a second-year pro, was the Giants’ sixth-round draft choice in 2011. As a rookie, he played in all 16 regular-season and four postseason games, with most of his action coming on special teams. He also saw action as a reserve defensive back. In the regular season, Sash had three tackles (two solo) on defense and 15 tackles (11 solo) on special teams, the second-highest total on the team (another rookie,