Around the League

Presented By

Stephen Hill placed on New York Jets' injured reserve

It's lights out for Stephen Hill.

The New York Jets announced Friday that the second-year wide receiver has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, putting an end to his disappointing sophomore campaign.

Hill's 24 catches for 342 yards in 12 appearances look too much like last year's subpar numbers, revealing a player who has failed to emerge since being drafted 43rd overall in 2012. With a puny four yards per reception, Hill is far from the deep threat Gang Green hoped he'd be.

New York will go the rest of the way with Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley as the frontmen for one of the NFL's least imposing group of pass-catchers. Hill wasn't helped by the scattershot play of Geno Smith, but blaming the rookie quarterback doesn't cut it.

Hill is on the hook to produce in 2014.

The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content