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New York Giants Place Michael Coe on Injured Reserve; Activate Will Hill to 53-Man Roster

November 11th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants have activated safety Will Hill, who had been practicing on a roster exemption after coming off of a four-game suspension for the use of prescription drug Adderall, to the 53-man roster. Because the activation came just prior to 4:00 PM EST on Saturday, Hill will be able to play on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

"I'm definitely excited," Hill said. "I’ve got a lot of pent-up aggression that I’ve got to let out, and I'm just happy to contribute to the team in some way."

In an effort to make room for Hill, the Giants also announced that they have placed cornerback Michael Coe, who was ruled out for the game against Cincinnati with a hamstring issue, on season-ending Injured Reserve. The IR designation was quite a shock to Coe, who felt he was rapidly improving and, at most, would miss only a game or two.

"Just how it’s been feeling, I don’t think so," Coe said Friday. "Usually with your legs you can tell a little bit more, 'cause you can jump, run or do anything quick twitch. You can find out pretty quick about those. I’m pretty good."

Coe has been battling hamstring injuries all year, and had an MRI done on Friday because the injury was also affecting his lower leg/knee.

With Kenny Phillips out, the Giants had no alternative but to activate Hill, who has played well on Special Teams and during spot duty at safety and nickel corner this year.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon

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