Stephen Hill has strong words for fans

July, 25, 2014
Jul 25
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CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Stephen Hill can hear you.

That's the message the third-year wide receiver sent to fans in the stands, who apparently said Hill shouldn't even be on the field as the New York Jets start training camp at SUNY Cortland.

"Take me out of the game?" Hill yelled back to the stands as he ran out for a play. "You act like I didn't hear that s---."

A few plays later, Hill caught a pass from Michael Vick and got a smattering of cheers.

Hill is fighting for a roster spot after two less-than-stellar seasons with the Jets. He may be best known for a costly drop against the New England Patriots in his rookie year, as well as knee issues that have landed him on the injured reserve list in both of his NFL seasons.

Still, Hill is 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, which makes him an end zone threat. That said, there are a lot of good receivers on the Jets' roster, and they don't need to keep Hill if there are other options.

Is he feeling the pressure?

If his reaction during practice is any indication, he certainly is.
Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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