- Matt Ehalt, ESPN New York contributor
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has swelling and fluid in his surgically repaired right knee and his activity is being limited in hopes of participating in minicamp next week.
Hill did individual drills during Wednesday's organized team activity, but didn't participate in live action.
"I feel great. Looking forward to getting some reps with the team," Hill said. "I did a little bit last week. They're just making sure everything's good and I can just move on forward."
Hill had season-ending surgery in December and said last month that he had fully recovered from it. Doctors told him that the fluid in his knee is normal, although they expected it would happen earlier, and he isn't sure if he's going to need to have it drained.
Hill said he is waiting for clearance from the team before he can truly push himself. The Jets hold their three-day minicamp from June 11-13.
"I'll probably end up ramping it up next week," Hill said. "They're definitely making sure I get up there for next weekend's minicamp."
Hill is preparing for his second season in the NFL following a disappointing rookie year. The Jets' second-round draft pick last year, Hill had just 21 catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He had five catches for 89 yards and two scores in the season opener, but didn't come close to having that type of effect the rest of the year. The season-ending surgery, due to an LCL sprain, limited his season to just 11 games.
"I'm very anxious (to get back). Basically just for myself to get back and get the feel of the ground and where I need to play and how I need to plant, now that I have a surgery knee," Hill said. "I never had anything like this before. I'm very anxious."
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