Jets lose Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle to injuries at practice

AP

The Jets cornerback corps looks like a potential trouble spot for the defense this year and that likelihood will only grow if a pair of injuries at Sunday’s practice prove to be serious ones.

Dee Milliner and Dexter McDougle are both headed for MRIs after going down during practice. Milliner hurt his left ankle and Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that he was unable to put any weight on it while being helped off by trainers. McDougle, a third-round pick, hurt his knee and things were even thinner with Dimitri Patterson out for a second straight day with calf and ankle issues.

“We’ll see how bad those injuries are,” head coach Rex Ryan said. “When those things happen, it’s unfortunate. You got to move on. But again, we’ll see who’s out. … Now who plays their place? I got to find out who’s still out there?”

Milliner’s rookie year was marred by a variety of injuries and Patterson’s annually banged up, so putting those two at the top of the depth chart always carried some risk. If Milliner, who played well against the Colts, is out for any extended period, the Jets are going to be seriously tested at corner because Patterson looked miscast on the outside and Kyle Wilson, Darrin Walls and Ellis Lankster aren’t any better bets.

UPDATE 2:52 p.m. ET: The news is in on McDougle and it isn’t good. The Jets announced that he’s torn an ACL and will almost certainly miss the season as a result. McDougle missed time at Maryland in 2013 with a shoulder injury, so he’ll have a lot of rust to shake off come next year.

26 responses to “Jets lose Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle to injuries at practice

  1. How will they survive without the best CB in the league?

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    Report comment. Probably about the same as the Ravens without their best abuser…I mean RB. Sorry.

  2. well thats sucks. my projected 9- 10 wins season just went to 4-8. Patterson and Wilson are going to get lit up!! Idzik get to Work!

  3. CBs available: Asante Samuel (ATL), Dunta Robinson (KC), Jabari Greer (NO), Rashean Mathis (DET), Derrick Martin (CHI), Quintin Jammer (DEN), Chris Carr (NO), Corey Webster (NYG), Joss Wilson (WAS), Ryan Mouton (WAS), Chris Houston (DET), Curtis Brown (PITT) and Aaron Berry (NYJ).

  4. Lots of negativity against Dee. He was good the last month of the year, and starting to figure it out. Izdik screwed Rex by not bringing in a good CB.

  5. The dripping you hear is Bradys blood coming out of his nose-mouth-and butt after the defensive line rips him apart.

  6. Milliner is a bust…better than every DB on the Dolphins, so even if you’re right (you’re not) that’s not a good look for the Dolphins.

  7. So the weak point of the Jets D may have just gotten worse. Milliner may or may not be good the jury is still out on that one.
    Jets fans need to stop talking about the great 4 games they had at the end of the season last year as a great sign for the future you beat the Browns,Raiders and the Dolphins and lost to the Panthers. And as good as the D -line is they can’t cover TE and WR.

  8. micknangold says:

    Milliner is a bust…better than every DB on the Dolphins, so even if you’re right (you’re not) that’s not a good look for the Dolphins.
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    Really. Even fully healthy he’s no Grimes, and the way Finnegan’s been playing this off season, he’s not better than him either.

  9. @micknagold

    Funny, I don’t remember seeing Milliner listed as a Pro-Bowler, at least Grimes and Finnigan can say that? I respect your loyal fanhood, but c’mon try and be logical.

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