The New York Jets are faced with losing their best and third-best wide receivers for at least a week, as second-year wideout Stephen Hill and key playmaker Santonio Holmes went down with injuries in Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Hill’s concussion doesn’t seem to be severe, but we know that Holmes will likely be out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury. The New York Post’s Brian Costello reported the news of the severity of the injury, and the Jets have signed former Buffalo Bills productive slot receiver David Nelson in lieu of the two injuries. Nelson is a solid slot receiver who does a good job of moving the chains, and this is a great signing for the Jets; I’m surprised they didn’t sign him sooner.
As for Stephen Hill, Costello writes that the Georgia Tech product is expected to miss Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. Hill took a shot to the head from Titans safety Michael Griffin on Sunday, and he was thus bounced out of the game. The severity of Hill’s injury is unknown at this point, but it is apparently significant enough to make us expect his absence against the Falcons.
Hill has 13 receptions for 233 yards and a touchdown this season, and the Jets would certainly love to have the deep threat back against a porous Falcons pass defense.