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Update: Ravens Release S Will Hill III Explained, 10 Game Suspension Coming

The news has surfaced that Will Hill is being suspended for substance abuse policy violation, hence the Ravens' release of the safety.

UPDATE: ESPN is now reporting that S Will Hill III is facing a 10 game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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According to multiple sources, including the Ravens website, Free Safety Will Hill III is being released today.

One initial reason, as seen in ESPN writer Jamison Hensley's tweet, is that it creates $2.84 Million in cap space.

Hill was the top graded defensive back on the Ravens team according to Pro Football Focus. This includes corners along with the safeties.

Surprisingly, this also includes newly acquired signee Eric Weddle, who was an All-Pro last season. Here are the grades:

Notice that Weddle's pass defense grade is significantly higher. His run defense suffered a low grade last season.

Baltimore's Sarah Ellison suggested that there is a strong belief in Webb at Safety, which combined with the cap space saved, could not be overlooked.

With two days in a row of ecstatic news for Ravens Nation, this news brings things back to Earth. There was even a belief that Weddle/Hill could be one of the best tandems in the league.

Baltimore Beatdown will continue to update this ongoing story.