Ozzie Newsome isn't afraid to take a chance on a troubled but talented player.
The 24-year-old safety, who can practice in camp and participate in preseason games, won't be eligible to return until Oct. 13.
The six-game ban marked Hill's third suspension in two years. Hill previously served a four-game suspension in 2012 for performance-enhancing drug use. He then missed the first four games of the 2013 campaign for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Baltimore is taking a low-risk, high-reward chance on Hill, who played spectacularly for the Giants down the stretch of last season. If he sticks with the team, the ball-hawking free safety could bolster a young back end when he comes off the suspension.
"If we need it, Will will provide depth in the middle of the season," Newsome said, per the Baltimore Sun.