- The NFL’s statement revealed that Hosley will be eligible to return to the active roster on September 26th.
- Mike Garafolo reports that Hosley was appealing the suspension, but has since dropped his appeal.
Hosley is permitted to participate in all offseason activities including preseason games, but the suspension will undoubtedly hurt his positioning within the Giants secondary, especially considering that he also failed a drug test at the Scouting Combine a few years ago.
New York was likely to use Hosley in the slot position. The presumptive starter in that role is CB Walter Thurmond, who the Giants signed this offseason away from Seattle. Despite Thurmond’s presence, Hosley certainly had a good shot at seeing the field in dime packages.
It is worth noting that the Giants have shown that they are not afraid to cut ties with talented but troubled players. The team recently cut S Will Hill, after the NFL announced he was suspended for six games. Hosley’s issues have seemingly not risen to that level, but his spot on the 53-man roster is not guaranteed.
The Virginia Tech product has appeared in 23 games in two seasons for the Giants, registering 49 tackles and one interception.