Hill is 10 months removed from suffering a torn ACL during last year's training camp, so his return to early practices is encouraging. Although Hill isn't participating in team drills just yet, he's seemingly on pace to be up to speed in time for this year's camp, when he figures to compete for a roster spot once again.
Hill, who would have become a restricted free agent otherwise, will now look to make his mark in the Carolina passing offense in 2016, but first he'll need to re-prove his health after missing last season after having suffered a torn ACL in training camp. Moreover, he must log a one-game suspension for a violation of the substance-abuse policy before returning to the field.
Stephen Hill has been suspended one game for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Hill suffered a torn ACL in the opening days of training camp, effectively ending his season before it could kick off. The current suspension likely stems from a citation for marijuana paraphernalia possession in late July, but in any case, he'll have to serve the one-game ban once he's healthy enough to take the field.
Hill, who spent 2014 on Carolina's practice squad, will not count against the team's 90-man roster.
|P1||8/11/16||@ BAL||7:30 pm|
|P2||8/20/16||@ TEN||3:00 pm|
|1||9/8/16||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/16||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|15||12/19/16||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2012||New York Jets||11||8||21||252||12.0||33||3||3||0||17|
|2013||New York Jets||12||11||24||342||14.3||51||1||5||2||15|
|2012||New York Jets||11||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||12||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New York Jets||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||12||1||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|