Oct 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jason Hill (89) scores a touchdown as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) gives chase during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Jets Release WR Jason Hill, Promote TE Hayden Smith from Practice Squad


The Jets announced a move today, releasing wide receiver Jason Hill. He had just been signed within the last few weeks, and did record a touchdown catch against the Indianapolis Colts. To replace Hill on the active roster, the Jets have promoted TE Hayden Smith to the active roster from the practice squad. Smith, if you recall, was the offseason acquisition that had not played a down of American football, his experience limited to only rugby so far. He seemed to be learning the game quickly, and is now going to get a chance to show what he has learned.

To me, this is a curious move by the New York Jets, specifically considering the timing involved. The Jets offense seems to be finally getting some chemistry together. Some have written the opinion that the Jets offense is better without Santonio Holmes. Why then, would you let the offense practice together all week long, and then make a change the day before the game? It doesn’t make sense.

It certainly feeds the argument that the Jets front office doesn’t know what they are doing with putting together an offense.

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