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Report: Dee Milliner has a high ankle sprain

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The Jets lost one cornerback for the season on Sunday, but it looks like Dee Milliner avoided the same fate as third-round pick Dexter McDougle.

McDougle tore his ACL, but Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that tests of Milliner’s ankle show a high ankle sprain that will keep him out for weeks as opposed to months. Jets coach Rex Ryan suggested this outcome during his Sunday press conference when he said that Milliner rolled the ankle rather than injuring it in a way that leads to broken bones.

Still, Milliner will be out for a few weeks at least and that will both interfere with his continued development and self-professed status as the top corner in the league as well as the Jets’ efforts to identify their top contributors in the secondary. Dimitri Patterson missed Sunday’s practice with calf and ankle injuries and played poorly last Thursday night, making for even deeper issues at corner for Ryan and company to sort through.

That’s led them to reach out to Asante Samuel, although Mehta reports that it is unlikely that they will sign the veteran at this time. That could change if things take another bad turn in the coming days, however.

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34 Responses to “Report: Dee Milliner has a high ankle sprain”
  1. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 11, 2014 7:55 AM

    darn.. heard he was the best CB in the league

  2. gooboy6 says: Aug 11, 2014 8:06 AM

    Buttercup

  3. logicaldawg says: Aug 11, 2014 8:08 AM

    Kinda glad the Browns didn’t draft this guy, despite the heat we took for passing on him.

  4. vikefan284296 says: Aug 11, 2014 8:08 AM

    Who’s the best corner in the league now??

  5. forwardpass12 says: Aug 11, 2014 8:12 AM

    not good when you have to play Brady twice a year.

  6. basexc9 says: Aug 11, 2014 8:27 AM

    Best injured CB in the nfl

  7. goraidersgospurs says: Aug 11, 2014 8:31 AM

    Top Two CBs taken Dee & DJ Hayden keep getting hurt, both barely have there feet wet, WEIRD!!!

  8. gridironrat says: Aug 11, 2014 8:35 AM

    Just Erase The Secondary!

  9. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 11, 2014 8:35 AM

    but but they have the best (backups) in the league history by far who will start on any other team even on the seattle seahawks….even with a high ankle sprain dee miliner is the second best CB after his healthy self

  10. jetsfaninindy says: Aug 11, 2014 8:36 AM

    That’s going to leave a mark!

  11. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 11, 2014 8:44 AM

    But is it the best high ankle sprain in the league?

  12. John Roc 65 says: Aug 11, 2014 8:50 AM

    He’s got the highest ankle sprain in the league!

  13. beattention says: Aug 11, 2014 8:51 AM

    Why does the NFL even have CB in the league when they can get near a WR because of the penalties.

  14. jimjets says: Aug 11, 2014 8:52 AM

    I was saying Samuel before all this….I’ve liked what Idzik has done mostly, except at corner.

    now he has to show us something

  15. jaygatsbytheoneandonly says: Aug 11, 2014 9:01 AM

    Dee Milliner was specifically asked a question of who the best cb in the league was…any corner would say themselves. Its not like he went out of his way declaring he was better, he just said he has more confidence in his play making ability than anyone else when specifically asked the question…nothing wrong with that

  16. skoobyfl says: Aug 11, 2014 9:10 AM

    3-13 now.

  17. cash804 says: Aug 11, 2014 9:33 AM

    B-U-S-T…BUST BUST BUST!!!

  18. thephinatic says: Aug 11, 2014 9:38 AM

    Must be hard to lose the best corner in football.

  19. xxsweepthelegxx says: Aug 11, 2014 9:49 AM

    @jaygats

    I understand he was asked a question, so I do think it’s important to mention that…but I disagree with the mantra “what was he supposed to say.”

    He’s a second year guy, who didn’t have a particularly great rookie campaign (good second half). He sounds like a nitwit claiming he’s the best already. I get its a league full of jacked up, uber confident guys, but there are smart players who don’t answer like he did.

    Try this on for size Dee:
    “Well I think I’m on the way to being the best cornerback with my work ethic and coaching. I’ve still got a ways to go and want to improve in many areas, but I’m confident I’ll get there.” Something like that is easy to respond with as well.

  20. mikey9192 says: Aug 11, 2014 10:08 AM

    Dee milner has a HIGH chance of being a bust. That guy claims to be the best corner in football and he gets burned every play. He looks like Martha Stewart out there.

  21. burfict's wrath says: Aug 11, 2014 10:09 AM

    I thought both ankles were still broken from the day that Marvin Jones destroyed him to the tune of 4 touchdowns.

  22. RexCanCoach says: Aug 11, 2014 10:20 AM

    Milliner’s high ankle sprain is better than any of your CB’s high ankle sprains…sorry losers!!!

    J-E-T-S

  23. mistrezzrachael says: Aug 11, 2014 10:22 AM

    Samuel, is that defense…toast. He is slow

  24. gridironrat says: Aug 11, 2014 10:22 AM

    The guy is so great that the Jets chose to sit him against the Pats last season so that his ego wouldn’t take a beating. He’s got a loooooong way to go before he can claim to be the best.

  25. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 11, 2014 10:37 AM

    moment of silence we just lost the BEST Corner in the NFL for a few weeks

  26. micknangold says: Aug 11, 2014 10:53 AM

    This a huge relief. Milliner played very well down the stretch last year. AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 17, and Defensive Rookie of the Month in December with 3 INTs in the last two games. 15 passes defensed on the year is very solid, especially considering he was so shaky the first 12 weeks or so. Labeling him a bust is very premature. Don’t forget he’s got an excellent DC in Dennis Thurman, who coached DBs for 24 years, and was a good cornerback himself. Milliner may (MAY) one day actually be in the conversation for best CB in the league.

    Now we just need Wilson and Walls to step up. Might be asking a lot, but at least Wilson has experience, and Walls seems to play the ball pretty well. Patterson is looking like he’ll be an unmitigated disaster if he plays anything but slot corner.

  27. p8riotdynastylives says: Aug 11, 2014 10:55 AM

    Asante cost my team 19-0…please sign him……..

  28. justsomerandomguy24 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:10 AM

    Remember when the Jets sat him against the Patriots last year… Never a good sign when you have to bench a cornerback because you are facing a team that passes the ball a lot…

  29. hehateme2 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:13 AM

    And the excuses begin to roll…

  30. bubbybrisket says: Aug 11, 2014 11:24 AM

    Jason David is looking for work.

  31. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 11, 2014 11:46 AM

    No surprise it is a high ankle sprain b’cos the jets are the best at everything even injuries…the top ankle sprain is the high ankle sprain

  32. firerogergoodell says: Aug 11, 2014 12:49 PM

    Edit: Dee Milliner has an excuse.

    I knew he would start backing down from that #1 corner talk.

  33. jdrewsy says: Aug 11, 2014 1:46 PM

    Must have been watching Tiger Wood, “oh, my back!” So after getting burned by his own teammates, “Oh, my ankle! Take me out coach!”

  34. 941bucs says: Aug 11, 2014 2:18 PM

    Is he playing the air guitar in that photo?

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