Agent for former Jet Stephen Hill blames Tim Tebow, Geno Smith for client's release

Aug 30, 1:37 PM

Stephen Hill's agent was very disappointed in the New York Jets organization after his client was cut on Saturday, saying Hill didn't have a fair chance in his two years with the team because of the Jets' quarterback situation.

"He didn't have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco," Hill's agent Alan Herman told USA Today. "His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback. So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno."

Herman is hopeful a team like the Cleveland Browns, who are in need of help at wide receiver, will be interested in Hill's services.

"I would think the Browns would put in a claim," Herman said. "(Coach Mike) Pettine knows him and they need receivers and Stephen can stretch the field."

Sept 2, 5:21 PM

Panthers sign Stephen Hill to practice squad

Sept 2, 5:21 PM

New York Jets castoff Stephen Hill has found a new home. 

A second-round pick in 2012, Hill struggled in two seasons with the Jets, managing just four touchdowns and 45 catches. 

The Panthers certainly need help at the receiver position and perhaps a fresh start for Hill will eventually earn him some significant playing time. 

Feature photo courtesy of USA Today/Adam Hunger

Sept 1, 12:38 PM

Report: Stephen Hill to work out for Panthers

Sept 1, 12:38 PM

Former New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill is scheduled to work out for the Carolina Panthers on Monday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Hill went unclaimed on waivers Sunday after being released by the Jets, meaning he is now eligible to sign with any team.

Through two NFL seasons, Hill has 45 receptions for 594 yards and four touchdowns.

Aug 30, 12:01 PM

Report: Jets cut former 2nd-round pick Stephen Hill

Aug 30, 12:01 PM

The New York Jets are reportedly parting ways with 2012 second-round pick Stephen Hill, allowing the 23-year-old wide receiver to continue his career with another team.

The Jets apparently tried to trade Hill, but opted to waive him after a deal could not be reached.

The Jets also released three veterans: Daryl Richardson, A.J. Edds and Johnny Patrick.

Richardson was claimed off waivers earlier in the offseason after he was released by the St. Louis Rams. The release of Patrick is a surprise considering the Jets' thin secondary.