- Mehta adds that Hill is still practice squad eligible.
The Jets have yet to announce their practice squad signing, but it’s hard to say if they would be willing to keep him on their practice unit.
We’re confirming the release of WR Stephen Hill, TE Chris Pantale and DL Zach Thompson.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 30, 2014
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier in the week that the Jets made an attempt to trade Hill this summer, but couldn’t find any interest.
Other had mentioned that Hill was firmly on the roster bubble, so this isn’t a huge surprise, despite his draft status.
Hill still has two years remaining on his contract with reasonable base salaries of $718,394 and $932,590 coming his way during this time. It will be interesting to see if anyone places a claim on him in the coming days.
Last year, Hill appeared in 12 games and caught 24 passes for 342 yards receiving and a touchdown.