The NFL has suspended New York Giants rookie safety Will Hill for using Adderall, the same prescription drug that teammate Tyler Sash used.
The Giants announced Hill’s suspension on Monday, the same day they added Sash back to the 53-man roster.
Hill’s suspension will begin immediately. He will be eligible to return on Nov. 5, the day after the Giants play the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Quinn to start for Chiefs
The Chiefs are down to their backup quarterback for the second year in a row.
Matt Cassel sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against Baltimore and is unlikely to play in next weekend’s game at Tampa Bay, which means Brady Quinn is preparing to start an NFL game for the first time in nearly three years.
Cassel was hit by the Ravens’ Haloti Ngata while completing a pass to Jamaal Charles in the Chiefs’ 9-6 loss. He remained on the ground for several minutes before walking off the field and straight to the locker room. Quinn finished out Kansas City’s final offensive series.
Cardinals’ Williams out
The Arizona Cardinals’ already embattled ground game has taken a severe blow with the announcement that running back Ryan Williams is out for the season with a left shoulder injury that will require surgery.
The Cardinals already are without Beanie Wells until at least Thanksgiving weekend because of a severe turf toe injury.
Williams injured his shoulder on a hard hit during last Thursday night’s loss at St. Louis.
The injury leaves Arizona with running backs LaRod Stephens-Howling, William Powell and Alfonso Smith.
Bengals’ Scott done for year
Bengals running back Bernard Scott will miss the rest of the season with an injured left knee.
Scott got hurt during a 17-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday when the leg bent awkwardly as he was tackled. He later rode a stationary bicycle on the sideline, hoping to go back into the game.
Instead, he was examined for a torn ligament and didn’t return. The Bengals wouldn’t say what the exam found but did put him on injured reserve Monday, ending his season.
Former Patriot Faulk retires
Kevin Faulk is retiring after 13 seasons with the New England Patriots.
The formal announcement is scheduled for today. Faulk, who appeared in just nine games the past two seasons, wasn’t active for the Super Bowl in February and hasn’t been with the team since. He missed all but two games in 2010 with a knee injury and began the 2011 season on the physically unable to perform list before playing in seven games.
Faulk spent his entire NFL career with the Patriots, who drafted him in the second round out of LSU in 1999.