Archive for August, 2014

Stephen Hill left to fight for roster spot tonight

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

On Monday Rex Ryan said Stephen Hill will play in the final preseason game against the Eagles on Thursday night. On Tuesday ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Jets tried to trade Hill earlier in the offseason. Obviously the Jets didn’t find any takers in their quest to trade Hill, but what we don’t know is was there just no interest at all or no interest at whatever price the Jets were asking?

Add all that together and what it means is Hill is planted firmly on the bubble and his roster spot is very much in question.

Let’s just get this out of the way now. I spent most of the offseason emphatically telling fans that, “Hill is not getting cut.” I said this for a variety of reasons. Hill is only going into his third year (the year many receivers historically make a big jump in their career), he was a second-round draft pick coming out of the triple-option offense at Georgia Tech. In college Hill mostly blocked for the running game, when he did run a route it was almost always a straight go-route. (more…)

Jets suspend Dimitri Patterson indefinitely

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Florham Park, NJ – After disappearing before last Friday night’s game against the Giants cornerback Dimitri Patterson has finally been located.

John Idzik confirmed with reporters that Patterson got in touch with the team, through agent Drew Rosenhaus, and meet with them at their Florham Park facilities last night. This is obviously a weird situation, but all we can infer at this moment was Idzik and coach Rex Ryan weren’t completely satisfied with Patterson’s reason for going AWOL as Idzik told a group of reporters that they have suspended Patterson indefinitely.

Since the news of his disappearence speculation has, obviously, run rampant with people creating all types of possible explanations. Most of the theories revolve around the veteran cornerback’s long injury history, was he frustrated with his current injuries? Contemplating retirement? Or did he just break under the pressure? (more…)