Stephen Hill WR CAR 2 weeks ago

Hill was among the Panthers' standout players during OTAs, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Hill spent last season on the Panthers' practice squad after the Jets released him following a disappointing two-year experiment. At 6-4 with impressive speed, the 2012 second-round pick has yet to develop the consistency required to become a successful NFL wideout, but reports of him showing well this offseason are at least encouraging. Nonetheless, Hill will have to carry over his performance level to training camp in order to earn a place on Carolina's regular season roster.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 6 months ago

The Panthers have signed Hill to a futures contract, the team's official site reports.

Hill, who spent the 2014 season on the Carolina practice squad, was second-round pick by the Jets in 2012, but so far his intriguing blend of size (6-4, 215) and speed has yet to result in consistent NFL results for 23-year-old wideout, who New York waived prior to the start of this past season.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 10 months ago2 Comments

Hill has been signed to the Panthers' practice squad, the Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

He worked out with Carolina earlier in the week, and while the Panthers have more conceivable avenues to playing time for a wide receiver than almost any other team in the league, practice squad players, especially documented busts like Hill, don't typically make good fantasy investments.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 10 months ago6 Comments

Hill is working out for the Panthers on Monday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Though he was unable to establish a role with the Jets this season, Carolina could be a good spot for Hill to get a fresh start, with not much proven depth behind to team's top trio of wideouts, Kelvin Benjamin, Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 10 months ago4 Comments

Hill has been released by the Jets.

After he was unable to cement a key role behind top wideout Eric Decker, the Jets decided to move on from Hill, with Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson next up for wideout targets in the team's offense. Hill, the 43rd overall choice in the 2012 NFL Draft, figures to get a fresh start, given that there are plenty of teams looking for wideout help in the wake of Saturday's NFL roster cut-downs.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 10 months ago

Unless they are able to trade him, the Jets plan to release Hill, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

The report suggests that the team played Hill in Thursday's preseason finale in order to showcase him, and assuming no change in direction here, the 2012 second-rounder is about to get a fresh start.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 10 months ago1 Comment

Hill (illness), who caught one pass for 14 yards on two targets in Thursday's preseason finale against the Eagles, may not make the final roster, Dayrl Slater of the Star-Ledger reports.

Once expected to seize the starting role across from Eric Decker, Hill is now on the roster bubble, and doesn't figure to have a prominent role even if he makes the team. He dropped one of his two targets in Thursday's game, staying true to form to finish off a poor preseason.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 10 months ago

Hill is dealing with an illness, but he has still been able to participate in practice, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Hill does not appear to be dealing with a serious setback, but it remains to be seen if he will play in Thursday's preseason finale. Hill figrues to grab a spot on the Jets' 53-man roster, but it is unlikely that he will open the season with a prominent role in the offense.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 10 months ago

Hill caught one pass for 12 yards on four targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

Expected to compete with David Nelson for a starting spot across from Eric Decker, Hill now seems to be merely fighting for his roster life. Nelson has also failed to impress, and the Jets may want to consider using Jeremy Kerley as something close to an every-down player. Though he has the size-speed combination of a stud No. 1 wide receiver, Hill continues to struggle with drops, among other things.

Stephen Hill WR CAR 10 months ago4 Comments

Hill might not have a roster spot locked up, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.

While this nugget is strictly the speculation of Cimini, he's a long-time Jets beat writer and knows the team as well as any media member. Bottom line, Hill is entering a make-or-break season, his third as a pro, and he's been unimpressive most of the summer. We'll watch him closely in the third preseason game.