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Stephen Hill | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (43) / NYJ
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Free agent WR Stephen Hill has been suspended two games.
The reason is unclear. We haven't heard a peep on Hill since he couldn't survive the first round of cuts in Panthers camp. Tue, Oct 25, 2016 05:54:00 PM

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Panthers waived/released WR Stephen Hill, LB Jared Barber, WR Avius Capers, TE Braxton Deave, G Reese Dismukes, DT Ray Drew, OT David Foucault, DE Tom Lally, C Matt Masifilo, WR Miles Shuler and OT Willie Smith.

That brings the roster to 79, meaning the Panthers will have to make four more cuts before Tuesday's 4 PM ET deadline. Hill failed to stand out this preseason, hauling in just two of four targets for 18 yards in three appearances. The former second-round pick will hope to latch on elsewhere, though teams could be hesitant to sign him given his off-field struggles and history of knee injuries.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Panthers WR Stephen Hill is still struggling with the right knee in which he tore three ligaments last season.

There are two news bits here. The first is that Hill still isn't recovered from the knee injury he suffered early in training camp last year. The second is that Hill tore three ligaments -- not just his ACL -- in addition to his hamstring. Hill has reportedly been spotted by reporters having "tweaked" the balky knee on two separate occasions, missing reps, and icing the knee afterward.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 08:24:00 PM

Panthers WRs coach Ricky Proehl said Stephen Hill "would have pushed for a starting job" before tearing his ACL in training camp last year.

Proehl said Hill was so impressive at spring workouts and early in camp that he was "ready to make me famous as a coach." "Unbelievable," Proehl said. "That’s how well he was performing in camp last year." Cam Newton also mentioned how Hill's ACL tear was a "big deal" for the team following the season. Although the mere mention of his name elicits eyerolls in the fantasy community, size-speed freak Hill is a player to keep in mind for the summer.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Stephen Hill (ACL surgery) is limited at OTAs.

The Panthers re-signed Hill to a minimum salary ($600,000) earlier this offseason. He should be ready for training camp, but there’s a lot working against him. Hill is competing for one of Carolina's final receiver spots.
Sat, May 28, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Panthers re-signed WR Stephen Hill to a one-year contract.

Hill was scheduled to be a restricted free agent. The two sides probably agreed for Hill to be non-tendered and re-signed at the minimum since he's coming off a torn ACL. Hill will be back to compete for a job in camp.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 05:04:00 PM

At his Wednesday pre-NFC Championship Game presser, Cam Newton said losing WR Stephen Hill (ACL) in training camp was a "big deal."

It's a surprising disclosure of Cam's feelings on a player who entered the NFL with big-time tools, but fizzled out with the Jets before tearing his ACL in Panthers camp last summer. And it's perhaps noteworthy for deep Dynasty leaguers. Hill is still only 24 years old, turning 25 in April. A restricted free agent, the Panthers can retain Hill at the cheapest possible RFA tender.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 10:04:00 PM

NFL suspended Panthers WR Stephen Hill one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Hill is currently on Carolina's injured reserve list. They may be stashing Hill as a prospect for 2016, but transgressions like Hill's suspension are ominous for a player who's so badly underachieved when given opportunities.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Panthers waived/injured WR Stephen Hill.

Hill injured his right knee at Saturday's practice and has since been diagnosed with a torn ACL. Paul Browning will take Hill's spot on the active roster. The 24-year-old has never logged more than 24 catches in a season and wouldn't have been much of a factor even if he had stayed healthy.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 11:49:00 AM

According to the Charlotte Observer, Panthers WR Stephen Hill is believed to have torn his right ACL in Saturday's training camp practice.

The Panthers signed new WR Paul Browning on Sunday morning, indicating a need for depth at wide receiver and also requiring the team to clear a roster spot. Hill figures to be waived/injured soon. The 43rd pick in the 2012 draft, Hill has been an injury-plagued bust but was having a nice offseason in Carolina.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Panthers WR Stephen Hill will have an MRI on his right knee Sunday.

The Charlotte Observer reports the early prognosis is "not encouraging" for the former second-round pick. A consistently star-crossed player since entering the league in 2012, Hill may have suffered a season-ending injury. Hill entered camp competing for the Panthers' fifth or sixth wide receiver job.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Stephen Hill was carted off with a right knee injury at Panthers camp.

The early indications are it's a serious injury. Hill reportedly had a strong offseason after spending last year on the practice squad. Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess, Corey Brown, Ted Ginn and Jerricho Cotchery are Carolina's top five receivers.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 05:31:00 PM

WSOCTV Charlotte reports Panthers WR Stephen Hill was cited for a drug paraphernalia charge after a routine traffic stop.

The drug paraphernalia charge isn't extreme by any means, but Hill is a guy who can't afford any off-field problems after he's been an extreme disappointment on it. The former second-round pick of the Jets had reportedly been a revelation in Panthers spring practices. Hill doesn't have a history of trouble with the law.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Stephen Hill is expected to compete with Brenton Bersin and Jarrett Boykin for the Panthers' sixth and final wideout spot.

Hill is by far the most talented member of the trio and was singled out by coach Ron Rivera for showing well at OTAs. The former No. 43 overall pick of the Jets is still just 24 years old. The Panthers' top-five wideouts Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess, Corey (formerly Philly) Brown, Ted Ginn and Jerricho Cotchery.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Coach Ron Rivera named WR Stephen Hill the standout player of Panthers OTAs.

Rivera has spent a good part of the offseason talking up Hill. Shining at pad-less practices in shorts and t-shirts is nothing new for former second-rounder Hill. He's bigger, faster, and stronger than most of the players lining up opposite him. The hard parts for Hill thus far during his career have been durability and translating his talent to the field in actual games.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 02:39:00 PM

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9Charlie Whitehurst
10Jerrod Johnson
11Ryan Williams
12Seth Lobato
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14Brad Sorensen
15Pat Devlin
16Matt Blanchard
17Dan LeFevour
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21Dylan Thompson
22Cody Fajardo
23Shane Carden
24Griffin Neal
25Marquise Williams
26Max Wittek
27Joe Licata
28Jerry Lovelocke
29Chase Rettig
30Chandler Harnish
31Dalyn Williams
32Jake Waters
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2Joseph Randle
3Rashad Jennings
4Dominique Williams
5Joique Bell
6Toby Gerhart
7Jhurell Pressley
8Alonzo Harris
9LaMichael James
10Anthony Dixon
11Zac Stacy
12Josh Harris
13Brandon Ross
14Stevan Ridley
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16Keshawn Hill
17Jahwan Edwards
18Ross Scheuerman
19Kenneth Harper
20Jawon Chisholm
21Jerome Smith
22Isaiah Pead
23Dan Herron
24Michael Dyer
25Jeremy Stewart
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2Mike Tolbert
3Toby Gerhart
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3Rashad Jennings
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2Joe Don Duncan
3Ryan Mueller
4Derrick Coleman
5Tommy Bohanon
6Erik Lorig
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8Jorvorskie Lane
9Mike Tolbert
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11John Conner
12Zach Boren
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14J.C. Copeland
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16Blake Renaud
17Alstevis Squirewell
18Patrick Skov
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20Jordan Campbell
21Brad Smelley
22Sam Bergen
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24Sione Houma
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3Marques Colston
4Dwayne Bowe
5James Jones
6Kyle Prater
7Preston Parker
8Greg Little
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10Douglas McNeil
11Josh Morgan
12Jacoby Ford
13Tyler Davis
14Hakeem Nicks
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16Keshawn Martin
17Miles Austin
18Kain Colter
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20Armon Binns
21Carlton Mitchell
22Nick Harwell
23Reggie Dunn
24Ben Edwards
25Tevin Reese
26Issac Blakeney
27Terrell Sinkfield
28Zach D'Orazio
29Kenzel Doe
30Jared Dangerfield
31T.J. Graham
32Damaris Johnson
33Nate Washington
34Joshua Stangby
35Jaxon Shipley
36Josh Lenz
37Ricky Collins
38Damian Williams
39Robert Herron
40Solomon Patton
41Travis Labhart
42Donatella Luckett
43Marlon Moore
44Josh Harper
45Josh Stewart
46Tyler Murphy
47Marquez Clark
48Chandler Worthy
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50Lance Lewis
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52Quinshad Davis
53Rashaun Simonise
54Reece Horn
55Richard Mullaney
56Duke Williams
57David Porter
58L'Damian Washington
59DaVaris Daniels
60Jeff Beathard
61Tyler McDonald
62Ezell Ruffin
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5Riley Cooper
6Denarius Moore
7Chris Givens
8Marcus Thigpen
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11Emory Blake
12Kevin Smith
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14Austin Pettis
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17Jacoby Jones
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20Ryan Broyles
21Mike Brown
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23Shakim Phillips
24Tandon Doss
25DeVier Posey
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29Devante Davis
30Devon Wylie
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32Valdez Showers
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34Milton Williams III
35Michael Preston
36Phil Bates
37Marcus Harris
38Clyde Gates
39Kadron Boone
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41James Butler
42Isiah Ferguson
43Daniel Rodriguez
44A.J. Cruz
45Michael Bennett
46Paul Browning
47Austin Willis
48Durron Neal
49David Glidden
50Kieran Duncan
51Jarvis Turner
52T.J. Thorpe
53Kashif Moore
54Kenbrell Thompkins
55Saalim Hakim
56Juron Criner
57Titus Davis
58Andre Davis
59Demetrius Wilson
60Josh Reese
61DiAndre Campbell
62Trevor Harman
63Stephen Hill
64Tom Nelson
65Leonard Hankerson
66Trindon Holliday
67Chris King
68Levi Norwood
69Ed Williams
70Danny Anthrop
71Marken Michel
72Christion Jones
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2Victor Cruz
3Marques Colston
4Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Zach Sudfeld
5Dante Rosario
6Tony Moeaki
7Mickey Shuler
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10Kyle Miller
11Andrew Quarless
12Matt Spaeth
13Chase Ford
14Nic Jacobs
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16Brian Parker
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18Nick Kasa
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20Richard Gordon
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25Chase Coffman
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30D.J. Williams
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36Jake Murphy
37Rory Anderson
38John Peters
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40Braxton Deaver
41M.J. McFarland
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