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Giants safety Hill: Marijuana use result of stress

Giants safety Hill: Marijuana use result of stress

CNNSI.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 28, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The stress of coping with life led Will Hill to use marijuana, the New York Giants safety said Sunday in his first comments after being hit by the NFL with his second four-game suspension.
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  • Off-Season Problems Cloud Hopes for Giants’ Connor and Hill

    Off-Season Problems Cloud Hopes for Giants’ Connor and Hill

    nytimes.com Jul 28, 2013
    While most of the Giants at training camp were busy looking ahead, linebacker Dan Connor and safety Will Hill were addressing their off-the-field issues.
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  • Vick, Foles keep splitting reps with neither showing signs of e…

    Vick, Foles keep splitting reps with neither showing signs of emerging

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    Eagles coach Chip Kelly has said the Vick-and-Nick show will continue at quarterback until one of them emerges as the starter. Through three days of camp, neither is showing signs of doing so. Via John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com, Mike Vick and Nick Foles…
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  • Eagles set crowd record at practice with 30K

    Eagles set crowd record at practice with 30K

    ESPN.com Jul 28, 2013
    They grilled burgers, drank beers and tossed footballs around the parking lots as if it were an ordinary Sunday during the NFL season.
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  • No deal for Joe Mays with Redskins

    No deal for Joe Mays with Redskins

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    The Redskins are looking for some depth at inside linebacker in the wake of Keenan Robinson’s torn pectoral, but Joe Mays won’t be jumping into that role. Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reports that Mays visited with the team on Saturday and left …
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  • Connor discusses his arrest, takes full responsibility

    Connor discusses his arrest, takes full responsibility

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    Not everyone hides behind the shield of “pending legal proceedings.” Giants linebacker Dan Connor spoke Sunday about his recent arrest for having a switchblade in his luggage at the Philadelphia International Airport. “I was flying out to a wedding in P…
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  • Roseman says Eagles will replace Maclin from within

    Roseman says Eagles will replace Maclin from within

    The Eagles have lost receiver Jeremy Maclin for the year. They’ll try to find his replacement within the building. “You want your young players to grow and develop, and that’s why you keep young players on your roster,” G.M. Howie Roseman said Sunday, v…
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  • Why does it matter if Romo plays Sunday?

    Why does it matter if Romo plays Sunday?

    ESPN.com Jul 28, 2013
    There's always room for Jell-O, there's always money in the banana stand, and there's always drama around the Dallas Cowboys. No matter how innocuous the cause, no matter the time of year, nothing's easy with the Cowboys, and so it's no surprise that th…
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  • McNabb officially retires as a Philadelphia Eagle

    McNabb officially retires as a Philadelphia Eagle

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb will officially retire a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.
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  • Falcons experimenting with Umenyiora as stand-up linebacker

    Falcons experimenting with Umenyiora as stand-up linebacker

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    Over the course of Osi Umenyiora’s nine years with the Giants, we grew accustomed to seeing him with his hand in the dirt before taking off after an opposing quarterback. He’ll be wearing a different uniform after signing with the Falcons and that might…
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  • Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t concentrating on Week One return

    Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t concentrating on Week One return

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    Last week, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has done well in his rehab from back surgery but stopped short of giving a prediction about whether or not the defensive end would join his teammates on the field for the fir…
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  • A look at Giant question marks

    A look at Giant question marks

    ESPN.com Jul 28, 2013
    If you've watched "SportsCenter" this morning, you've likely noticed that it's camped out at New York Giants training camp up in East Rutherford, N.J. Hannah Storm, Sal Paolantonio and Antonio Pierce are discussing everything from Jerry Reese'…
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  • DeSean Jackson says he’s the No. 1 punt returner in Philly

    DeSean Jackson says he’s the No. 1 punt returner in Philly

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    During offseason workouts, the Eagles experimented with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin as a punt returner. With Maclin lost for the season on Saturday with a torn ACL, he obviously won’t be fielding any kicks. The team has Damaris Johnson, who did the job …
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  • Justin Tuck thanks “ignorant writers” for motivation

    Justin Tuck thanks “ignorant writers” for motivation

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    Giants General Manager Jerry Reese told his team that everyone is “on notice” that missing the playoffs again this season isn’t an acceptable outcome. One of the ways the Giants can avoid that fate is by getting more productivity out of defensive end Ju…
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  • Redskins move into tie for PED suspension lead

    Redskins move into tie for PED suspension lead

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    The Redskins have moved into a tie for first with the Seahawks. Not for crowd noise, or preseason hype. But for PED suspensions. When defensive end Jarvis Jenkins joined linebacker Rob Jackson in receiving a four-game suspension for violating the league…
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  • Jones’ L.A. comments could have been a message to AEG

    Jones’ L.A. comments could have been a message to AEG

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28, 2013
    So why did Cowboys owner Jerry Jones decide not once but twice this past week to talk about how close the NFL is to returning to L.A.? We may have a theory. Or at a minimum a hypothesis. Or at a bare minimum the product of a couple of glasses of wine on…
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  • Video - Which Dallas Cowboy is shining? 04:40

    Which Dallas Cowboy is shining?

    Jul 28
    Which member of the Dallas Cowboys has been impressive at training camp? Can DeMarco Murray establish himself as a dominant running back? The "Total Access" crew breaks down the current state of the Cowboys.
  • Video - Justin Tuck goes 1-on-1 with Shaun O'Hara at New York Giants cCamp 04:24

    Justin Tuck goes 1-on-1 with Shaun O'Hara at New York Giants cCamp

    Jul 28
    New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck goes 1-on-1 with former teammate Shaun O'Hara on how the defensive line reads the offensive running game.
  • Video - Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin discusses torn ACL 01:29

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin discusses torn ACL

    Jul 28
    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin talks about the torn ACL injury he suffered Saturday during training camp with Jeff Darlington.
  • Video - New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle aiming for Super Bowl 02:14

    New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle aiming for Super Bowl

    Jul 28
    New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle breaks down the adjustments the team needs to make in order to get back in contention for a Super Bowl.

Sports Columnists

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    Jul 28
    Cris Carter's list of the NFL's 10 best receivers favors big men and has an easy choice at No. 1.
  • Don Banks: Newsome, Ravens not panicking after loss of Pitta

    Jul 28
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The news of Baltimore tight end Dennis Pitta's likely season-ending hip injury on Saturday was the kind of solar plexus blow that can knock a football team back on its heels, especially one that's riding high as it opens the defense…
  • NFL mailbag - Injuries could slow offensive plans

    Jul 28
    Mailbag: Injuries and suspensions could keep teams from going full speed ahead with their offensive plans, writes John Clayton.