New York Jets WR Stephen Hill Going the Extra Mile to Improve His Game in Sophomore Season

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Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has gone the extra mile this offseason. Literally.

The 22-year-old second-year pro racked up the frequent flier miles over the past few weeks, as he flew around the country to attend and participate in three different teammates’ offseason workout mini-camps in as many weeks.

First, Hill flew out to California for Antonio Cromartie‘s defensive backs camp in early July, working out with Cromartie and a handful of his defensive back teammates, giving them a live opponent to practice against.

After that camp concluded, Hill headed to Mark Sanchez‘s “Jets West” camp, also in California, where he aimed to continue building a rapport with one of the quarterbacks who he’ll be working with a lot in training camp.

Once “Jets West” was through, Hill flew back to the east coast, not to head home and relax for the last few weeks before training camp, but to head to Florida to work out hands-on with rookie quarterback Geno Smith.

There’s no telling how much these informal workouts will help the young wide receiver improve his game in year two of his NFL career, but it’s certainly encouraging to see him doing everything possible to get better.

That work ethic can go a long way towards coming to training camp in shape and ready to contribute, and with a starting job well within his reach, that extra effort could help him earn a significant role in the offense in 2013.

Jon Presser is’s New York Jets Lead Columnist
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