The Carolina Panthers are working out wide receiver Stephen Hill after he was released by the New York Jets since they are in need of receiving depth.
The New York Jets recently released wide receiver Stephen Hill only two years after selecting him in the second round of the draft.
Hill had not panned out as expected for the Jets as he only had 45 catches for 594 yards in two seasons, but quarterback play can be blamed for his struggles as well.
In his rookie season, he had to deal with a struggling Mark Sanchez throwing to him before the Jets gave Greg McElroy a few starts. His next season the Jets started Geno Smith at quarterback as a rookie, and he experienced natural growing pains.
The Carolina Panthers are holding a workout for the receiver since they are need of weapons for quarterback Cam Newton. They released Steve Smith and lost key receivers such as Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr.
They drafted Kelvin Benjamin in the first round, and he has already emerged as a top weapon. However, the Panthers are still looking to add depth to a receiving corps that is mostly unproven.
Hill has blazing speed which he demonstrated by running a 4.36 40-yard dash at his Combine, and the former Jet will look to prove that he can succeed with a reliable quarterback throwing to him.