The New York Jets have signed veteran wide receiver Jason Hill and have waived rookie safety Antonio Allen. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Hill (6'0", 202) entered the NFL as a third-round draft choice of San Francisco in 2007. He was waived by the 49ers on Nov. 16, 2010, and claimed off waivers by Jacksonville, for which he played from 2010-11. He signed with the Jets on Oct. 3 and caught two passes for 15 yards and a touchdown in three games before he was released on Oct. 27. In his six NFL seasons, Hill has played in 53 games, collecting 78 receptions for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns.
Allen (6'1", 210) was a seventh-round choice by the Jets in this year's NFL Draft. He was waived following the preseason on Sept. 1 before being signed to the practice squad the next day. He played in three games after he was signed from the practice squad on Oct. 12 and contributed two tackles, a sack and a special-teams fumble recovery.