EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants have not yet made a decision on whether they will bring Will Hill onto the roster for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati, but the safety said he’s starting on the team’s special teams depth chart.
Hill, a rookie, served a four-game suspension for using Adderall and the team has until Monday to decide whether they want to bring him back. The team would have to make a move by Saturday to have him for Sunday, but they could wait until Monday and not make a move before the bye.
When asked about his status for Sunday Hill said “I’ll be out there playing.”
Hill, who the Giants signed as an undrafted free agent this offseason, became an important player for the Giants once Kenny Phillips went down with his sprained MCL against Philadelphia on Sept. 30. After playing just 18 defensive snaps in the first three games, Hill played a combined 70 against Philadelphia and the following week versus Cleveland. He served primarily as the nickel corner and played well.
While it seems like a virtual certainty the Giants will bring back Hill, they will have to choose someone on the roster for him to replace. Barring an injury move, which would open up a spot, players like cornerback Justin Tryon or defensive end Adewale Ojomo could potentially be casualties. The Giants currently have four safeties on their roster.
Hill is looking forward to getting back out there, and said he wasn’t worried that he wouldn’t be able to get back to this position as he had to sit out the past four games.
“Every game is a big game for us, especially for me this week to come back and I just want to show the team, coaches, the whole staff and organization that I’m here to play and that I’m back for a reason,” Hill said.