East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants have waived safety Will Hill, who was suspended by the NFL last Friday for again violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse.
Hill incurred a six-game ban for his third such suspension. He missed four games last year because of a league-imposed penalty and also sat out four games in 2012 after testing positive for Adderall.
The 24-year-old New Jersey native emerged as a starter in New York’s secondary in 2013. He recorded career bests of 77 tackles and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown in a late-season win at Detroit, and started 10 of the 12 games he played.
Hill appeared in 12 games without a start in his first season of 2012. He notched 30 tackles, including 26 solo, while tying for third on the club with 13 special teams stops.
Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Jets announced Monday that they have come to terms with safety Calvin Pryor, the team’s first-round selection in last month’s NFL Draft.
Pryor, the No. 18 overall pick, was a three-year starter at Louisville and earned first team All-American Athletic Conference honors this past season after tallying 75 tackles and three interceptions to help the Cardinals to a 12-1 overall record.
The hard-hitting 21-year-old became the ninth first-round choice in Louisville history and the program’s highest pick since defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was taken 10th overall by the Houston Texans in 2007.
Pryor totaled 218 tackles, seven interceptions and 14 passes defensed over 39 career games with the Cardinals.
The Jets have now signed all but one of their 12-member 2014 draft class, with cornerback Dexter McDougle (third round) the only player yet to agree to a deal.