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Rex: Stephen could be a Hill of a receiver

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14: Stephen Hill

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 14: Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets catches a touchdown pass under pressure from Tom Zbikowski #28 of the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium on October 14, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Nick Laham)

After a week in which he missed two days of practice because of an illness, WR Stephen Hill didn’t catch a pass on Sunday. He dropped one and lost another in the lights. Drops have been a problem for the rookie this season, but coach Rex Ryan said he hasn’t lost confidence in Hill.

"With Stephen, I will say this, I was impressed with the way the young man blocked,” Ryan said. “For us that's a big thing. Has he lost some confidence? He dropped the ball or whatever. One thing I know for sure is we're going to keep throwing it to him. I think this young man is going to realize -- by the way, you can play this game. You can get separation from people."

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