Practice 411: Hill continues to impress

August, 21, 2012
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Safety Will Hill continues to make plays, and look like a guy who can contribute for the Giants this coming season.

Hill recorded another interception during practice on Tuesday, picking off Ryan Perrilloux on a pass intended for Rueben Randle.

"Will Hill played very well in the first preseason game, he played well after he got going a little bit in the second preseason game, and he continues to do a good job with the special teams assignments, he’s pretty much on all those teams," said head coach Tom Coughlin after Tuesday's practice. "There’s definitely improvement there."

Hill, the former high school phenom who had a rocky tenure at the University of Florida and eventually went undrafted, is currently listed as one of the Giants' two second-string safeties, behind Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips. And Tyler Sash, the other second-stringer, is suspended for the first four games of the regular season.

"It’d be a nice story for the kid," said Coughlin, "if he can put it all together."

• Hill did get beat on the final play of Tuesday's practice, however. The Giants wrapped up the session by working on the two-minute drill, and on just the second play, Victor Cruz got past Hill for a catch and touchdown that ended the day's work on the field.

• Cornerback Bruce Johnson also had an interception on Tuesday, reeling in a David Carr pass intended for Ramses Barden.

• Tight end Martellus Bennett, a.k.a. "The Black Unicorn," wants everyone to know that he's down to 269 pounds. He sidled over to reporters during practice to share that news. There was some concern about Bennett's weight at the beginning of the summer -- concern that Bennett took issue with at the time.
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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