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Milliner makes new agent choice

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The first rookie drafted this year by the Jets was also the first rookie drafted by the Jets to hire a new agent.

Cornerback Dee Milliner, who fired Tony Fleming and Mitch Frankel last week, has hired Pat Dye and Bill Johnson, per multiple reports.  The move comes at a time when quarterback Geno Smith has gone nearly three weeks without hiring a new agent.

It was believed that Milliner would hire Dye from the moment the ninth overall pick in the draft moved on from Fleming and Frankel.

Per at least one report, Milliner made the move because he wasn’t taken in the top five.  A source with knowledge of the situation has told PFT that Milliner’s draft position was not the reason for the change.

It shouldn’t have been.  Unlike Smith, whom at least one reporter declared to be a top-five lock in the days prior to the draft, Milliner didn’t plunge to No. 39.  Instead, Milliner went in the top 10.

Given the rookie wage scale, the financial difference between No. 5 and No. 9 isn’t as sharp as it used to be.  Moreover, if Milliner ends up being a great player, he’ll have more off-field earning opportunities in New York.

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5 Responses to “Milliner makes new agent choice”
  1. manofsteel22 says: May 19, 2013 9:52 PM

    Note to Agents: dont allow your client to get picked up by the jets.

  2. pftfollower says: May 19, 2013 9:54 PM

    As a Bills fan, I Love seeing that 2 picks the jets are counting on reacted to not being drafted as highly as they thought they should by blaming someone else and firing the agents. These teams don’t care who your agent is or how they shovel it. Teams think for themselves.

  3. j4man1 says: May 19, 2013 10:24 PM

    when will these rookies quit blaming their agents because they are not as good as they thought they were?

  4. mercurialcj says: May 20, 2013 12:06 AM

    Bunch of immature brats.

  5. nyg201 says: May 20, 2013 7:45 AM

    Part of the agents job is just that: to make sure said player gets picked as high as possible.

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