Jets place Stephen Hill on injured reserve

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The New York Jets ended the rookie campaign of second round pick Stephen Hill on Wednesday by placing him on injured reserve.

The wide receiver out of Georgia Tech suffered a knee injury in the Jets 17-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars two weeks ago. Hill did not play in Monday night’s loss to the Tennessee Titans. According to Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger, Hill suffered a sprained LCL ligament in his knee and had already been ruled out for the Jets match up against the San Diego Chargers this weekend.

The move will force the Jets to continue to rely upon newly re-acquired receiver Braylon Edwards.

In his first season with the Jets, Hill appeared in 11 games and caught 21 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He had an impressive debut against the Buffalo Bills in hauling in five catches for 89 yards and two scores. All three statistics turned out to be season highs.

The Jets signed defensive back Donnie Fletcher from their practice squad to fill Hill’s spot on the roster.