AP source: Jets agree to 4-year deal with WR Hill

Associated Press Modified: May 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm •  Published: May 3, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets quickly got their speedy new wide receiver under contract.

A person familiar with the deal said Thursday night that New York and second-round draft pick Stephen Hill agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth just under $5 million.

The Jets traded with the Seattle Seahawks to move up four spots — to No. 43 — and took the former Georgia Tech wide receiver. The first two years of the deal are fully guaranteed with a total of just over $2.9 million in total guarantees, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced by the team.

The Star-Ledger of Newark first reported the deal.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Hill had 28 catches for 820 yards — averaging more than 29 yards a catch — and five touchdowns last season for the Yellow Jackets while playing in a triple-option offense. Despite Hill's low number of receptions, the Jets traded their second-round pick — No. 47 — along with a fifth- and a seventh-rounder to the Seahawks to make sure they got him.

Hill is expected to step in and start opposite Santonio Holmes, giving Mark Sanchez a fast target with size. Joey Clinkscales, the Jets' vice president of college scouting, loosely compared Hill to Detroit's Calvin Johnson because of his combination of height, weight and speed.



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