Giants cut Will Hill — Could the Carolina Panthers be a destination?

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In a move that wasn’t too shocking, the New York Giants officially cut safety Will Hill on Monday. The talented third year safety recently lost an appeal and will have to serve a six game suspension to start the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. So now the question is if Will Hill could be an option for the Carolina Panthers.

Despite signing former Pro Bowlers Thomas DeCoud and Roman Harper, there are still concerns that the Carolina secondary could be the weak link on the defensive-minded team. Hill notched 77 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games last season and was expected to compete for a starting job in 2014. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman was with the Giants when they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Florida so there is some familiarity there.

Ultimately, the character concerns will probably scare off Carolina but if Hill is still available mid-season, he’s probably someone to watch out for if somebody gets injured as is prone to happen in football.

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  • Duane Fannon

    I have to say no on Will Hill. It’s not because of his talent level it’s all the issues he has off the field. It’s not the 1st time. This dates back to college his twitter account etc.
    Coaches in the NFL shouldn’t have to be a father figure to these kids coming out of college. This is were I see Hill. Even though he is a father himself he is lacking that elderly role model. You see it in players coming up and it’s a shame. Some teams around the league are built like a family unit and draws strength from. Carolina Panthers is such team. That’s speaks volumes about Jerry Richardson and the class this organization puts forth to our fan base. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

    Could Will Hill flourish here as a Panther? Sure, but could you count on him to be the person it takes not to let your team down? Track record says No. Look at how it played out with the NYG. They took a chance, he was on the 53 man roster spent time developing him and it cost another player somewhere a chance. Now the NYG face another challenge replacing him.
    So the question should be, if the Panthers were to bring him in; which coach or player becomes the father figure?

  • Anonymous

    This analyst has to be on drugs or something. Reid said the reason why Kuechly receives the recognition is solely by the “color” of his skin. Now on to this article. This guy is a safety, the Panthers have a lot of depth at that position.. Smh. Reid should read… Read more.. A lot more..