The New York Jets released the potentially talented wide-receiver Stephen Hill on Saturday. Shortly thereafter his agent took to Twitter to rant about the way his client was never given a chance to improve on the Jets roster. On Sunday Stephen Hill spent the day wondering if any other NFL team was going to claim him off waivers. None did.
The Carolina Panthers have need help at wide-receiver dating back to the draft and will rely heavily on contributions from their draft picks. Today, Monday, the team is putting Stephen Hill through a workout. Will he finally find a home?
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 1, 2014
On the second day of the 2012 NFL draft, the New York Jets traded a 5th rounder and a 7th rounder to the Seattle Seahawks to move up four spots where they made Hill a round two draft pick. He would sign a four year contract that would pay him $2.8 million guaranteed on a $5 million deal. He made his professional debut that season where he caught five passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns.
Hill wouldn’t find that kind of success the rest of the season posting only one more score and 252 yards on the season. After spraining his ACL, Hill was placed on IR in December. Hill quickly fell out of favor in 2013 and the Jets were rumored to have been trying to trade the speedy but ray wide-receiver ahead of this years NFL cuts.