The Los Angeles Rams will be without potential starting cornerback Troy Hill for the first two games of the 2017 season. The NFL announced on Monday that the two-year pro has been suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
DB Troy Hill has been suspended for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) May 1, 2017
Hill, 25, started four games for the team last season. In the process, he recorded 38 tackles and two passes defended.
Some expected Hill to play a larger role in first-year defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ system. While that might very well still be true, this suspension does the former Oregon standout no real favors moving forward into the off-season program.
If we know one thing about the veteran Phillips, it’s that he doesn’t put up with games an immaturity off the field.