EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants waived suspended safety Will Hill on Monday.
Hill was suspended by the NFL last week for six games in the upcoming season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He missed the opening four games of 2013 while under a similar suspension.
Signed by the Giants as a free agent in 2012, Hill played in 24 games for the team. He had no starts as a rookie, but made 10 starts last season. In his career, he returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and also played on special teams.
A New Jersey native, Hill went undrafted out of Florida in 2012, in part because of off-field issues.
Seattle’s Irvin undergoes hip surgery
RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin has undergone hip surgery, but the team has no timetable on his return.
A team spokesman confirmed Irvin’s surgery on Monday but had no details of what the surgery repaired.
Irvin started all 12 games last season after serving a four-game suspension at the start. The former first-round pick had 40 tackles, two sacks and an interception while making the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker. Irvin started Seattle’s first two playoff games but did not start in the Super Bowl.
Irvin tweeted Monday afternoon that he expects to be back by the start of training camp in July. He’s expected to compete for a starting spot at outside linebacker with Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith.
Jets sign 1st-rounder Pryor
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have signed safety Calvin Pryor, their first-round draft pick, to a four-year contract.
The team announced the deal for Pryor, the No. 18 overall selection out of Louisville, on Monday. Contract terms weren’t disclosed, but based on the NFL’s rookie slotting system, it’s worth about $8.56 million, including a $4.5 million signing bonus, and is fully guaranteed. It includes a fifth-year option for the Jets.
Cornerback Dexter McDougle, a third-rounder, is the only player among the Jets’ 12 picks to remain unsigned.
Pryor, nicknamed the “Louisville Slugger” for his physical approach in college, is expected to be an immediate contributor in the Jets’ secondary and a likely starter. He had seven interceptions, nine forced fumbles and 218 tackles in three seasons at Louisville.