Cornerback Jayron Hosley is the latest disappointment from the New York Giants, receiving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL‘s drug policy. This comes a few days after the Giants chose to release safety Will Hill, who recently earned his third suspension in as many years.
New York drafted Hosley in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. At Virginia Tech, Hosley earned First and Second Team All-ACC honors. As a sophomore, Hosley led the nation with nine interceptions and was voted as a First Team All-American.
However, since joining the G-Men, Hosley has not yet found his groove. In his rookie season, he played in 12 games and finished the year with 40 total tackles, one interception and five pass deflections. Last season, Hosley saw very limited minutes, playing in 11 games but recording only nine tackles.
Hosley seemed to take a major step back from his rookie season to his sophomore campaign. Now, his future looks even more grim, as the Giants decided to beef up their secondary this offseason.
In an effort to provide some company for Prince Amukamara, who continues to develop each and every year, New York signed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond during free agency. The Giants also decided to re-sign Trumaine McBride to give them some more depth.
Already seemingly buried on the depth chart, Hosley found a way to sink even lower by getting himself suspended for the first four games of the season.
Hosley is eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 26, but who knows if he will even have a roster spot waiting for him upon his return. It may seem a little soon to give up on a 2012 third-rounder but with the depth the Giants now have at cornerback, his time in New York seems to be running out. Quickly.