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Stephen Hill | Wide Receiver

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Georgia Tech
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Stephen Hill said his dropped passes in New York were overblown by the media.
That's laughable. The first step, Stephen, is admitting the problem. "The New York media wanted me out of there," Hill continued. We highly doubt the New York sports writers are making the roster decisions for the Jets. Hill gets to fly under the radar while on the Panthers' practice squad in a small Charlotte market. He needs to concentrate on football. There's still plenty of talent. Sep 3 - 2:48 PM

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Panthers signed WR Stephen Hill to the practice squad.

It's a good landing spot for the ex-Jet, though going by the words of Hill's agent following his release, he likely thought he'd land on someone's 53-man roster. Instead, it's the next best thing, as the Panthers' receiver corps is perhaps the thinnest in the league. Stone-handed and prone to nicks and bruises, there's no guarantee Hill gets the call this season.
Sep 2 - 5:09 PM

The Panthers have "no immediate plans" to sign free agent Stephen Hill following Monday's workout.

The Panthers are simply updating their "ready list." Carolina has one of the league's thinnest receiver corps, so it's not a good sign for Hill's 2014 prospects that he's walking away without a deal.
Sep 1 - 3:03 PM

Free agent WR Stephen Hill is working out for the Panthers Monday.

Hill went unclaimed on waivers after getting cut by the Jets Saturday. It was a surprise, considering he's 23 years old and goes 6'4/214 with sub-4.4 speed. Hill skill-set would definitely fit in Carolina, as they have no viable deep threats outside of Kelvin Benjamin.
Sep 1 - 12:26 PM

Former Jets WR Stephen Hill went unclaimed on waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

The NFL clearly does not think highly of Hill, who is still only 23 years old and blessed with sub-4.4 speed at 6-foot-4, 215. It's worth noting Hill has practice squad eligibility per new NFL rules. Hill is still a hold in Dynasty leagues. You certainly won't find more upside on a Dynasty waiver wire.
Aug 31 - 5:45 PM

Free agent Stephen Hill's player rep ripped the Jets following his Saturday release.

"He didn't have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco," Hill's rep thundered. "His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback. So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno." Hill's rep made no mention of his drops or knee issues. The agent went on to say he expects the Browns to place a claim on waivers. It makes sense on paper, but Hill didn't give teams much, if any, positive film to go on.
Source: USA Today
Aug 30 - 1:24 PM

Jets waived WR Stephen Hill.

Hill got off to a hot start in spring practices but fell off a cliff once preseason got underway. He reeled in just 3-of-8 targets for 42 yards, while dropping two passes. Drops have been a recurring theme for the No. 43 overall pick in the 2012 draft. Hill has dropped nine of his 97 career targets. Hill still has enough raw talent to draw looks on waivers. He has ideal size (6'4/215) and speed (4.36 forty). We're not ruling out Hill eventually developing into a serviceable receiver somewhere outside of New York. He's only 23.
Aug 30 - 11:55 AM

Stephen Hill caught just one pass for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason finale.

He also dropped a pass, which has become a daily routine this summer. Hill seems like a goner. Expect the Jets to dangle him in trade talks the next 24-plus hours before eventually cutting him Saturday afternoon. Hill is competing with Greg Salas for a roster spot. Coach Rex Ryan praised Salas earlier this week.
Aug 29 - 9:31 AM

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

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

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
GLB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Philly Brown
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano