Cornerback Dee Milliner said that a late March recheck of his surgically repaired shoulder went “very well,” but the injury may still impact his readiness for training camp this summer.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Milliner may not be ready for the start of camp after having an operation to fix a torn labrum. If that winds up being true, Milliner’s busy schedule of meetings with teams ahead of the draft may be part of the reason for the delayed start to his NFL career.
“We haven’t been able to do the rehab like I want to because I’ve been going to different teams,” Milliner said. “But once the draft is over, I’ll be able to start to rehab it and try to get back on track.”
The Alabama product was installed as the draft’s top cornerback early in the process, but his perch on the top got a little shakier when Mike Mayock of the NFL Network ranked D.J. Hayden of Houston ahead of him in his final list of prospects. In his Monday Morning Quarterback column this week, Peter King also mentions hearing of teams starting to have some doubts about Milliner related to his shoulder.
This is a time for disinformation and misdirection, so one must take everything with a grain of salt until we see whether or not these whispers add up to a draft day drop for Milliner.