This is surely one of the most trying weeks of Stephen Hill’s rocky NFL career. And he has spent part of it puking.

Hill, who could be in his final days as a Jets wide receiver, came down with an illness that sidelined him for Sunday’s practice. He tried to practice Monday, but vomited and was sent home to recuperate. Hill was back at practice Tuesday, when he “threw up on the field a couple times,” but continued to practice, said coach Rex Ryan.

This is terrible timing for Hill. Most years, when a team is entering its final preseason game, a third-year pro who was drafted in the second round would just be able to stay home and eat chicken noodle soup to calm a queasy stomach. Not Hill. Not this year.

Ryan said Hill will play Thursday night in Philadelphia – a troubling sign for Hill, because guys whose roster spots are assured do not play in the preseason finale. The Jets’ coaches could not wait to see Hill perform this summer, healthy at last after knee injuries hampered his first two seasons.

But Hill has looked underwhelming in training camp and preseason games, putting his employment in jeopardy. The Jets already tried to trade him earlier this summer, but had “no takers,” according to ESPN. If they want to part ways with him now, an unceremonious release might be looming.

Four receivers appear locks to make the Jets’ final, 53-man roster, which must be determined by 6 p.m. Saturday: Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson and Jalen Saunders. Nelson has out-performed Hill in the competition for the No. 2 outside receiver job. Saunders, a rookie, likely will be retained as primarily a punt returner this year.