The Giants re-added safety Tyler Sash to the roster this afternoon, his suspension over for violating the league’s policy on PEDs. That’s the good news.
The bad news is another safety, Will Hill, has been suspended for the same infraction that shelved Sash and will begin a four-game stretch of his own this week. Both players tested positive for Adderall, which is on the NFL’s banned substance list.
“I received a doctor’s prescription for Adderall prior to signing with the Giants,” Hill said as per the team’s website today. “Shortly after signing with the team, I was in a meeting with (director of player development) Charles Way, who reviewed the list of the league’s banned substances. I knew at that point that this may be an issue. I was tested and the results came back that Adderall was in my system. I appealed but lost the appeal. I accept full responsibility for this situation, and it won’t happen again. The Giants have given me a great opportunity when nobody else would, and I don’t take that for granted. I feel badly this has happened. I will work hard and stay in great shape these next four weeks so I can come back and contribute to this team after my suspension.”
Hill will be eligible to return to the team November 5th.
In other roster news, former Rutgers RB Joe Martinek has been re-signed to the practice squad. The team has not announced who will be released to make room for Martinek, who was part of the Giants’ training camp roster.