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Jets optimistic Dee Milliner will play this weekend


The Jets have played without first-round pick Dee Milliner for the last three weeks as the cornerback recovers from a hamstring injury, but they may not need to come up with other plans for a fourth straight game.

Milliner returned to practice as a limited participant on Wednesday, his first day back in pads since suffering the injury. Coach Rex Ryan said in his press conference after the session that he was optimistic that Milliner would be able to be in the lineup against the Patriots.

If Milliner can play, it will be a chance for him to start turning around what’s been a disappointing rookie year thus far. He was recovering from shoulder surgery in the offseason, got hurt again in training camp and then wound up losing his starting job before injuring his hamstring. With defense looking like it will be the driver of things for the Jets while quarterback Geno Smith finds his way, getting the Milliner they hoped to get with the ninth pick would be a boost for the Jets.

Things are looking a bit less optimistic for the newly signed wide receiver Greg Salas. Ryan said Salas will be out a couple of weeks with a knee injury that the Jets knew about when they signed him off of the Eagles’ practice squad. With Santonio Holmes set to miss another game and David Nelson limited on Wednesday with a hamstring injury, the Jets may need to make another move at receiver before Sunday’s game.

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9 Responses to “Jets optimistic Dee Milliner will play this weekend”
  1. eagleseagleseagles says: Oct 16, 2013 4:31 PM

    I understand he’s a rookie and all but he’s never going to be able to replace the shoes left behind by Revis Island so in the eyes of Jets fans, he’ll always be a bust.

  2. kperagine says: Oct 16, 2013 4:32 PM

    let’s hope he’s better than his last game against NE

  3. bleedrangerblue says: Oct 16, 2013 4:54 PM

    Tired of hearing about MEvis. He’s overrated too. Enjoy life in TB jackass!

  4. ryann252013 says: Oct 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    Hopefully this kid comes back with a chip on his shoulder, he needs to start showing improvement so we know what to do with Cromartie this offseason.

  5. dlk47823 says: Oct 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    The Revis trade was for Sheldon Richardson, who is a total stud at DE. Only Eagles fans and the media compare the 2 @ CB.
    And, Milliner will be a very good starter in the near future.

  6. keepongronking says: Oct 16, 2013 5:25 PM

    I think its safe to say that the Jets shouldnt of spent a top ten pick on Milliner. It was a weak Cornerback class in general and they should of traded back into the second for more picks.

  7. fearthehoody says: Oct 16, 2013 6:10 PM


  8. laxcoach37 says: Oct 16, 2013 9:42 PM

    Milliner has potential, but don’t let him learn from Cromartie, unless he wants Holding Penalties on a regular basis.

  9. ezwriter69 says: Oct 16, 2013 10:46 PM

    Bama… not such great results from Saban’s draftees really, overall. Great college players, not many have been more than okay as pros, and a LOT of injuries.

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