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By PFW staff

Seahawks sixth-year OLB Leroy Hill will miss the team's Sept. 12 regular-season opener against the division-rival 49ers after the NFL announced that he would be serving a one-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse program. The suspension stems from Hill's misemeanor charge in Georgia in January 2009 for possession of marijuana. Hill, who has had problems staying healthy the last two seasons, could be facing more legal problems following his April arrest on charges of domestic violence.

The Seahawks have played it close to the vest regarding Hill's status, maintaining a wait-and-see approach on a productive player when healthy but one whose off-field problems might have become just too big a cross to bear. After signing a lucrative contract before the 2009 season, Hill suffered a groin injury in the season opener. He was forced to miss the next four games and never really regained his form. The previous season, he missed the final four games with a pinched nerve in his neck. Hill was hardly a lock to start on Week One, with hard-hitting David Hawthorne, who led the Seahawks with 117 tackles last season in only 11 starts, considered an attractive option.

 

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