The team announced it waived/injured the wide receiver Sunday morning. The Panthers later said that Hill suffered a torn right ACL.
Hill was a long shot to make the Panthers roster even before he was issued a citation Tuesday for a drug paraphernalia charge in Concord, North Carolina. At the time of the citation, he had in his possession two grinders with marijuana residue and a marijuana bowl.
The former second-round pick by the New York Jets compiled just 45 receptions and four touchdowns in two disappointing seasons before being cut. Hill was hoping to renew his career in Carolina after spending last season on the team's practice squad.