WR Hill in the mix for Jaguars in 2011

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 7:58 p.m.
Posted By Arthur Arkush

One man gathers what another man spills, and the Jaguars were happy to pick up WR Jason Hill off of the 49ers' scrap heap in Week 11. A third-round selection in 2007 by the Niners, Hill was oft-injured and underutilized during his three-plus seasons in Frisco. But the 6-0, 202-pound Washington State product was a pleasant surprise during his short stint in Jacksonville. He reeled in a modest 11 receptions in six games, but provided a much-needed deep threat for QB David Garrard, gaining 22.5 yards per reception A solid route runner who possesses reliable hands, Hill is scheduled to become a free agent in March — assuming, of course, that there is free agency — and we hear that he likely will be offered a contract to remain in Jacksonville. With Mike Sims-Walker, who is also a scheduled free agent, not expected to return, Hill could have a great opportunity to carve out a significant role among the Jaguars' young and unproven receiving corps.