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Will Hill wants Antrel Rolle to sign with Ravens

2/12/2015

A year after joining the Baltimore Ravens, safety Will Hill wants a close friend to do the same.

On his Instagram account, Hill is openly campaigning for New York Giants free-agent safety Antrel Rolle to join him in Baltimore.

Hill started 10 games alongside Rolle when they were teammates in New York in 2013. The Ravens need a starting safety because Darian Stewart is a free agent and young players such as Matt Elam and Terrence Brooks have struggled.

"If things go the way I want me and big bro will be reunited," Hill wrote on a post that includes four photos of Rolle and himself while both played for the Giants.

Based on how Rolle played last season, it's debatable whether he would represent an upgrade. Rolle is on the downside of his career at the age of 32 and is coming off one of his worst seasons. He was ranked as the NFL's 81st-ranked safety by Pro Football Focus after missing 17 tackles and committing seven penalties.

It was a quick decline from 2013, when Rolle finished second in the NFL with six interceptions. He ranked No. 9 among safeties that season by Pro Football Focus.

Even if the Ravens were as interested as Hill is, it doesn't sound like Rolle wants to leave New York.

“I want to go back to the Giants for the fact I feel like I still have work to do,” Rolle told Sirius XM NFL Radio this week. “No matter how good or bad the season may have been for myself, you know, we’ve got one championship and I feel like that’s not enough. I feel like there’s more, obviously there’s more in the tank and more I need to provide as far as my services with that organization to try and help them win another title.”

Free agency begins March 10.

While it's unknown who will ultimately start at strong safety for the Ravens, Hill is likely to remain their free safety. He is expected to be tendered by the Ravens as a restricted free agent.