The Jets decided to put an end to Stephen Hill’s tough rookie season today, placing the receiver on IR after spraining the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee. Hill was unlikely to play in the Jets’ final two contests anyway so this was merely a formality. Hopefully for Hill, this offseason will be dedicated to rehabbing and improving his receiving abilities after a disappointing year. The Jets knew from the start Hill would be a project but, it seems fair to say there were expecting more than what they got. On the flip side, the poor quarterback play didn’t exactly help Hill either.
The Jets have called up cornerback Donnie Fletcher to take Hill’s place on the roster. There is one open spot on the practice squad.