Monday, September 24, 2012
Stephen Hill may be out, too
By Ian Begley
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- It doesn't sound like Stephen Hill will be on the field Sunday against the 49ers.
The rookie wideout suffered a hamstring injury in the Jets' win over the Dolphins and Rex Ryan didn't seem optimistic about his status for Week 4.
"That's a hamstring on a skilled athlete, so we'll see about this week. He might be kind of iffy for this week," Ryan said.
Hill, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound rookie, has largely been a non-factor for the past two weeks.
Against Miami, he was targeted seven times but had no receptions. He had a dropped touchdown pass as well.
Chaz Schilens will likely replace Hill. Schilens played 40 snaps against Miami, finishing with two catches for 16 yards.
Hill has been held without a catch for the past two weeks.
Hill's production (or lack thereof) comes as a bit of a surprise considering his Week 1 performance.
The former Georgia Tech star caught five balls for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' win over Buffalo.
Though, it should be noted, he did it against Bills rookie CB Stephon Gilmore.