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Sunday, September 26, 2010
More bad news for Seahawks' Leroy Hill

By Mike Sando

The Seattle Seahawks do not miss linebacker Leroy Hill when he cannot play because they do not count on him in the first place.

Hill, who already took a pay reduction as part of an agreement letting him hit the market after the 2010 season, faces more bad news on the suspension front. Hill is already sidelined indefinitely by a heel injury. The team moved on without him during the offseason, instructing Hill to stay away while his domestic-violence court case ran its course.

At this point, it's increasingly difficult to envision Hill wearing a Seahawks jersey beyond the 2010 season. A once-promising talent, Hill's career has run aground through injuries and off-field issues. The off-field issues carry some irony because Hill, a third-round draft choice in 2005, was part of former team president Tim Ruskell's push toward acquiring "high-character" players.