REPORT: Jets tried to trade Stephen Hill this summer

  • Dave Ragazzo

PHOTO COURTESY:  ROBERT SABO/NY DAILY NEWS

PHOTO COURTESY: ROBERT SABO/NY DAILY NEWS

Stephen Hill has been, for the lack of a better word, a disappointment so far with the Jets. Gang Green drafted the physical prodigy out of Georgia Tech with hopes that his size and speed would help him become the elite down field threat the team has been missing.

It appears now that the Jets are ready to move on from their mistake.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets tried to shop Hill this summer but could not find a suitor for the third year receiver. The former second round pick has 45 catches for 594 yards over his two year career thus far.

From Pro Football Talk:

Once upon a time, Stephen Hill was supposed to be the answer to the Jets’ questions at wide receiver.

Now, the question is whether he’ll remain on their roster throughout the weekend.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets tried to trade Hill this summer, and no one bit.

Hill has 45 catches for 594 yards and four touchdowns, which would be a good season. Except that’s two seasons worth of stats, which is why they’re frustrated.

The former second-round pick from Georgia Tech has the requisite size and speed, but lacks a certain, shall we say “ability to catch flying things,” that has slowed his progress.

The Jets will be cutting their roster down to 75 players today, and will have their final 53 man roster by Saturday. Hill could be one of the cuts but will likely get one more chance to show his worth in the team’s final preseason game on Thursday against the Eagles.

If Hill is cut, the Jets will have a receiving corps led by Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley, with David Nelson, Jalen Saunders and possibly Greg Salas filling out the rest of the roster.

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