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.