Hill's agent, Alan Herman, was upset about his client's departure from the team.
"I'm disappointed in [general manager John] Idzik and [head coach] Rex [Ryan] with the way the whole thing went down there," he told Jim Corbett of USA Today. "Two years in that kind of situation is disheartening.
"He didn't have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco. ... His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback. So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno."
The team's second-round draft pick in 2012 out of Georgia Tech, Hill had 594 receiving yards and four touchdowns in two seasons with the Jets. Despite a lackluster preseason in which he caught only three passes for 42 yards, Hill was confident after Thursday's preseason finale that he'd make the 53-man roster.
"Yeah, I don't know why I shouldn't [think that]," he said, according to Darryl Slater of The Star-Ledger.
We're confirming the release of WR Stephen Hill, TE Chris Pantale and DL Zach Thompson.— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 30, 2014