WR Stephen Hill on shaky ground

Questions about wide receiver Stephen Hill‘s future with the Jets intensified Tuesday as Rex Ryan gave him less than a full endorsement. (Post, Aug. 26)

“He’s had some strong moments, but there are others where we wish maybe he had hung on to a ball or so,” Ryan said of Hill, a 2012 second-round pick by former general manager Mike Tannenbaum. “But he’s had a pretty good training camp. I don’t want to say it’s been outstanding, but it’s been pretty good. . .He’s blocked consistently, but he just hasn’t had a lot of shots at catching the ball.”

Hill, who the team said was too ill to speak to the media after practice Monday and Tuesday, has just two catches for 29 yards in the Jets’ three preseason games. Earlier Tuesday, ESPN reported the Jets tried to trade Hill in the offseason.

With Saturday’s final cutdown approaching, Hill’s position seems tenuous given his pattern of drops and injuries and the fact he doesn’t play special teams. Ryan said Hill is likely to play Thursday against Philadelphia in the Jets’ final preseason game, perhaps another sign his time in New York is ending.




9 comments
bradysucks
bradysucks

There are not many jobs that give you 3 years to get your act together while paying you a six figure salary. Hill has been given chance after chance. Time to get rid of this guy. Maybe it is a blessing in disguise for his career or maybe the added pressure is what he needs to start performing at an NFL level.......Either way it's the NFL and you perform or somebody else takes your roster spot

joemustgo
joemustgo

Two days until #84 jerseys go on deep discount at Modell's. 

WW85
WW85

See the article that the NYG cut a young CB Charles James? Maybe Jets take a look?

jdb4
jdb4

Stephen, this is a message from me and a57se (yes I will speak for you on this)


STEP THE **** UP!!! GET YOUR **** TOGETHER!!! BE A MAN, NUT UP and KICK A**!!!

Bent
Bent moderator

@WW85


Hmmm...don't know much about him, but he didn't grade out well this preseason.  When targeting him, QBs were 8-12-94-TD.


If a Jet spoke out against a cut, wouldn't the media make a bigger deal over it?

WW85
WW85

@Bent @WW85 Yeah, of course. But I respect Rolle--he just liked the kid's motor & attitude a lot it seems. I know nothing about him. Just wondering if the NYG are so deep at CB that they are cutting guys who'd normally make it. Maybe raw talent for Rex?


Pats with the interesting move trading Mankins for a WR they like

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@WW85 @Bent Sometimes you do everything right and you still suck,being liked by a player on your team doesn't change that.. Young raw talent we already have some of our own.