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Stephen Hill | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Georgia Tech
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The Newark Star-Ledger believes Stephen Hill "could be in his final days" with the Jets.
It's not a new thought, just further confirmation of the budding consensus amongst the Jets media. Coach Rex Ryan has already said Hill will play in Thursday's preseason finale, something he likely wouldn't be doing were his roster spot sewn up. Hill has had an erratic summer, turning in inconsistent practices while catching only two passes for 29 yards through three preseason games. A trade is a possibility. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that's something the Jets tried to do earlier this summer. Aug 26 - 7:24 PM

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ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets should and will try and trade WR Stephen Hill.

We doubt Hill would fetch more than a late-round pick, but he has all the measurables at 6'4/215 with 4.36 wheels. Unfortunately, Hill's hands are made of stone, while his body has yet to hold up in the NFL. Ex-GM Mike Tannenbaum made Hill the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has missed nine games in two seasons, and has just 45 career grabs for 594 yards and four scores to his name. He has just two catches for 29 yards this preseason. If the Jets can't unload Hill via trade, there's a very real chance he's part of their final cuts.
Aug 25 - 10:36 PM

Stephen Hill secured only 1-of-4 targets for 12 yards in Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal.

He also committed a drop. It was a thoroughly uninspiring evening for a player who's on the roster bubble. The No. 43 overall pick of the 2012 draft now has just two grabs for 29 yards through three preseason games. Hill's career is trending in the wrong direction.
Aug 22 - 10:54 PM

ESPN New York believes Stephen Hill has yet to sew up a roster spot.

Hill has only one catch through 70 preseason snaps, and been "all over the map" in practice. Hill's theoretical upside is looking less and less likely to develop, though we'd ultimately expect him to keep his roster spot.
Aug 21 - 5:24 PM

Stephen Hill remains behind David Nelson for No. 2 outside wideout duties.

Hill's troublesome knees haven't been an issue in camp, but production has. He's played 70 snaps and run 37 routes through two preseason games, yet has just one catch for 17 yards. Hill is unlikely to be a factor behind Eric Decker and slot man Jeremy Kerley even if he can catch up to Nelson before Week 1.
Aug 20 - 10:54 AM

Stephen Hill has been "all over the map in camp."

Hill drew strong early reviews, but his play has apparently deteriorated. Geno Smith admitted Hill has had "some drops," while coach Rex Ryan changed the subject to Hill's blocking when asked about his progress as a pass catcher. Reporter Rich Cimini considers Hill New York's No. 4 receiver behind Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson.
Aug 12 - 8:05 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan believes Stephen Hill's knee issues contributed to his struggles last season.

"We all noticed it," Ryan said. "We tried to throw to him and he couldn’t escape anybody. He could go in a straight line. That was it. He couldn’t cut. Right now, he’s healthy. So hopefully that’s all behind him." Hill has just 45 catches, 594 yards and four touchdowns through two seasons, but has reportedly looked "outstanding" in camp. Entering his third year, Hill offers some breakout appeal if he wins the No. 2 receiver job opposite Eric Decker.
Aug 2 - 5:47 PM

Jets OC Marty Mornhinweg says Stephen Hill has looked "outstanding" in training camp.

"Wow, he's taken a huge jump," Mornhinweg added. Lighting up practice is par for the course for the 2012 second-rounder. It's staying healthy and translating that ability to games that has thus far eluded him. Either way, we'd rather hear positive Hill updates than negative ones. Despite Hill's theoretical upside, it's hard to see him making a reliable re-draft impact.
Jul 31 - 3:31 PM

Jets WRs coach Sanjay Lal called Stephen Hill "healthy and confident" through the first week of camp.

"I think he’s believing, and believing in himself — and it’s starting to show," Lal said. "It’s been the injuries that have hindered (him). ... He’s taken the coaching the whole time. Now, he’s able to do it physically, so it’s just kind of coming together." It's notable, as Lal's comments come one month after he said he was "unsure" if Hill would ever break through because of his health. Hill remains a long-shot to make a fantasy impact this season, but the upside is there. He's someone to monitor.
Jul 29 - 7:57 PM

Stephen Hill played well and did not have a drop during minicamp.

An athlete like Hill is expected to look good in non-contact practice, but the lack of drops is a promising sign for a player that has struggled with concentration throughout his career. Hill is easily the most physically gifted receiver on the Jets' roster, but he will have to turn those physical gifts into on-field performance if he wants to keep his job.
Jun 21 - 12:17 PM

Stephen Hill has worked with the first-team offense at OTAs and minicamp.

"He's looked good during the spring," wrote ESPN New York's Jane McManus. Coach Rex Ryan reiterated Wednesday "there's nothing given," and Hill remains in competition for a roster spot despite the starter's reps. Ideally, a healthy Hill would emerge as the deep threat to Eric Decker's intermediate game and Jace Amaro's underneath presence. It's Hill's make-or-break year in New York.
Jun 18 - 7:35 PM

Jets WRs coach Sanjay Lal said he's "unsure" if Stephen Hill can have a productive NFL career "because of the health."

Each of Hill's first two seasons has ended with a stint on I.R. due to knee issues. Lal still has faith in Hill and talked up the third-year wideout as a world-class worker. But there's concern Hill's knees may never cooperate. He's no longer on scholarship in New York and is simply competing for a roster spot.
Jun 13 - 12:30 PM

Stephen Hill is among eight wideouts battling for two roster spots.

The Daily News considers Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Shaq Evans and Jalen Saunders locks for the top four receiver jobs. Hill isn't on scholarship as he wasn't drafted by current GM John Idzik, and he's also battled chronic knee issues. The raw skills are there for the 6'4/215 size/speed freak, but he's going to have to earn his spot on the practice field. Jacoby Ford, Clyde Gates, Quincy Enunwa, and Greg Salas will be among the others vying for those last two wideout spots.
Jun 12 - 10:00 AM

Jets third-year WR Stephen Hill claims he grew 1 1/2 inches this offseason.

Hill measured 6-foot-4 even at the 2012 Combine, but apparently didn't know it. "Well physically, I grew an inch-and-a-half the past few months," Hill said. "I was 6-foot-3 and some change. Now [I am] over 6-foot-4 — definitely added some muscle as well." Height and straight-line speed were assets for Hill before the alleged growth. His problems have been injuries and dropped passes.
May 28 - 12:20 PM

Jets third-year WR Stephen Hill insists he has "no issues" with the injured knees that plagued his first two NFL seasons.

Hill has also been plagued by drops and inconsistency, but getting healthy is a good place to start. "I'm excited about it," he said. "I have no issues, so I'm definitely excited about that." Hill has an upward climb toward fantasy relevance after the Jets signed Eric Decker, and drafted Jace Amaro, Shaq Evans, and Quincy Enunwa. Hill carries roughly WR5/6 value in Dynasty leagues.
May 23 - 4:52 PM