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Will Hill Working With Team, Status Unclear


The status of suspended Ravens safety Will Hill is up in the air after the NFL and NFL Players Association finalized a new drug policy this week.

The new agreement has overturned the suspensions of other players around the league, including Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker and Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

Hill, who is suspended for the first six games, was not included in the initial list of players who will have their 2014 suspensions reduced or removed, and the Ravens have received no update on his status.

"I really have no word on that at all," Head Coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday.

Hill is not able to practice but has been at the Under Armour Performance Center during his suspension.

"He's working out every day," Harbaugh said. "He's in the meetings. To my knowledge I don't think he's heard anything either. He hasn't said anything to me."

Hill, 24, was suspended in April for his violation of the league's drug policy. Hill also served four game suspensions in 2012 and 2013 for violating the league's drug rules.

The former New York Giant is coming off a breakout season where he started 10 games and recorded 77 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. The Giants released him in June after the suspension.

Will impressed the coaching staff during training camp, and he could provide a boost for the secondary when he's eligible to return.

"That guy is really a good, good football player," Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees said in August. "He's big, he's fast, smart and been great in the classroom. You talk about a guy coming over from another team catching on– Day 1 he walked out there and kind of knew what was going on just from sitting in the classroom taking notes and getting back in the playbook and seeing what we have. He's an impressive guy."

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