It’s been a busy day for the Giants on their third day of team OTAs. The NFL announced that Will Hill’s appeal was denied and the third year safety will be suspended for the first six games of the season for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. If the Giants decide to retain Hill, he will be eligible to rejoin the team for their October 19th game against the Dallas Cowboys. He can attend training camp and play in their preseason games, but cannot have contact with the team during his suspension. Hill has been participating in OTA practices, mostly with the second team.
Quarterback Josh Freeman, signed in mid April, has been released by the team. The former first round selection had been previously released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings and will now seek to join his fourth NFL team in less than a year. Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter are on the roster and will battle for the backup job to Eli Manning.
Look for more musings and observations on the first week of OTAs over the weekend.