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Stephen Hill | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Georgia Tech
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ESPN New York confirms the Jets' "patience is wearing thin" with third-year WR Stephen Hill.
The Jets aren't counting on Hill as anything more than a No. 4 receiver coming off two injury- and dropped-filled seasons. His roster spot is in jeopardy, and ESPN's Rich Cimini fully expects the Jets to draft a receiver in the first two rounds to complement Eric Decker. Hill has 4.36 speed and ideal size, but has been a major disappointment since being the 43rd overall pick in 2012. Apr 12 - 4:28 PM

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Jets coach Rex Ryan believes Stephen Hill's development was "hindered" in 2013.

It's unclear what Ryan believes "hindered" Hill, but it's likely just his way of saying Hill stunk. Ryan's comments come one day after the New York Daily News reported the Jets were "skeptical" Hill could become a "reliable piece of the puzzle." Hill needs to show major signs of progress this summer to ensure his place on the 53-man roster.
Feb 20 - 5:10 PM

According to the NY Daily News, the Jets' front office is "skeptical" third-year WR Stephen Hill can become a "reliable piece to the puzzle."

Hill wasn't drafted by current GM John Idzik, and has been the NFL's least efficient receiver over the past two seasons despite freakish size and speed. The Jets are also going to cut Santonio Holmes. Under OC Marty Mornhinweg, the Jets are running a West Coast offense for which Hill's skill set is arguably ill suited. It's possible he'll be placed on the trade block closer to the draft.
Feb 19 - 9:38 PM

ESPN New York expects Stephen Hill's "scholarship" days to be over with the Jets.

Hill, the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 draft, has been a massive disappointment. He's going to have to earn his roster spot this summer. GM John Idzik didn't draft Hill, so his place on the roster is no longer a guarantee. Obviously quarterback issues haven't helped Hill, but he's been extremely injury- and mistake-prone as a pro. The Jets need to overhaul their receiving corps.
Feb 4 - 8:34 AM

Stephen Hill believes he'll avoid offseason knee surgery.

The Jets have never revealed the full extent of Hill's injury, but it's not believed to be major. Hill was placed on injured reserve two weeks ago. Hill underwent surgery for a torn right LCL last December, and had issues into training camp. Hill caught just one pass over his final four games this season.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Jets placed WR Stephen Hill on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Hill has been battling the knee injury off and on this season. He didn't play last week, and coach Rex Ryan hinted that the second-year receiver could be done for the year earlier in the week. Hill was a colossal disappointment as a sophomore, registering just 24 catches for 342 yards and one touchdown. His quarterback was part of the problem. Hill will look to up his game in 2014.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Stephen Hill (knee) remained out of Jets practice Thursday.

Hill is going to be inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers. ESPN New York's Rich Cimini "wouldn't be shocked" if Hill was sent to injured reserve.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Stephen Hill (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Hill was inactive last week against the Raiders, missing his first game of the season. His sophomore season has been a major disappointment.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 01:56:00 PM

Stephen Hill (knee) is inactive for Week 14 against the Raiders.

Hill has dealt with knee problems all season and was downgraded from probable to questionable on Friday. Jeremy Kerley (elbow) and Santonio Holmes (hamstring) are both active and will start in two-wide sets. Also inactive for the Jets are QB David Garrard, LB Jermaine Cunningham, RG William Campbell, LT Ben Ijalana, TE Chris Pantale, and RT Oday Aboushi.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 11:42:00 AM

Stephen Hill (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

He's been battling knee problems since entering the league as a second-round pick under ex-GM Mike Tannenbaum. Hill is a fantasy football non-factor.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Stephen Hill had one catch for two yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

Hill played behind David Nelson in two-wide sets, but managed to record his first catch in three games. He was targeted four times, including in the end-zone on a Matt Simms interception late in the fourth quarter. Hill remains off the fantasy radar and isn't worth stashing for the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:56:00 PM

When asked about Stephen Hill's reduced Week 12 playing time, coach Rex Ryan said, "We're trying to play the best players."

Ryan normally stands behind his players at all costs, even at the expense of logic. But he's completely turned on Hill of late, discussing the benching even before it happened and consistently calling out the second-year wideout in the media. Hill played behind David Nelson in Week 12, going without a catch for the third straight game.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 08:14:00 AM

Stephen Hill played on just 26-of-57 snaps (45.6 percent) in Sunday's loss at Baltimore.

The Jets followed through on their threat to reduce an ineffective Hill's playing time. He was held without a catch for the third straight game.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 08:57:00 AM

Stephen Hill was held catch-less in the Jets' Week 12 loss to Baltimore.

He's catch-less in three straight weeks and lacks re-draft fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg expects Stephen Hill to play his "usual amount of snaps" in Week 12 against the Ravens.

Coach Rex Ryan called Hill out publicly this week, threatening to bench him for David Nelson. Jets beat writer Rich Cimini isn't totally buying it, suggesting Ryan's words were a motivational tactic, and Rex and Marty are pulling "the 'ol good cop-bad cop routine." Beyond perhaps Santonio Holmes, Jets receivers are best left avoided in Week 12 fantasy lineup decisions.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 10:05:00 AM

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