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Dee Milliner | Defensive Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
College: Alabama
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Jets CB Dee Milliner (wrist) has undergone seven career surgeries.
The No. 9 pick of the 2013 draft, Milliner entered the league out of Alabama having already undergone five operations. He's since added Achilles' and wrist procedures. Although the timeline for his wrist operation is 6-8 weeks, Milliner could end up on I.R./designated to return if no other big injuries come up for Gang Green. Milliner is a backup, and the Jets not want to waste a roster spot on him for September and early October. Aug 8 - 11:00 AM

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Jets CB Dee Milliner is out 6-8 weeks after tearing a tendon in his right wrist in Thursday's training camp practice.

It's another huge injury blow to Milliner, who has rarely been healthy since the Jets selected him ninth overall in the 2013 draft. Milliner was competing for a sub-package role in new coach Todd Bowles' defense. For now, at least, it doesn't appear as if Milliner is a candidate for injured reserve.
Aug 7 - 1:12 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (Achilles') has been cleared for training camp.

Milliner tore his Achilles' last October. A forgotten man after the additions of Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine, Milliner faces an uphill climb to earn playing time in Todd Bowles' back end. Milliner was the ninth overall pick in the 2013 draft. He's missed 16 games through two years.
Jul 29 - 6:20 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (Achilles') is a candidate for reserve/PUP.

Not only is Milliner coming off an Achilles' tendon rupture, but he's also been put in the toaster whenever he's been on the field. The smart play will be to let the former No. 9 overall pick take his time while watching Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine do their thing. Cutting a player with Milliner's talent while he has two fully guaranteed years left on his contract would be silly.
May 25 - 10:51 AM

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan wouldn't guarantee CB Dee Milliner (Achilles') being ready for the start of the season.

Milliner tore his Achilles' in October and may start the season on reserve/PUP, sidelining him the first six weeks. The former No. 9 overall pick has a lengthy injury history and will be behind the eight ball trying to learn coach Todd Bowles' new defense. Milliner is no higher than the No. 4 corner on the depth chart.
Mar 19 - 11:09 AM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports teams have asked the Jets about Dee Milliner's trade availability.

Mehta didn't specify which teams have inquired, but it makes sense given the Jets' recent upgrades. The new regime also didn't draft Milliner. The Jets don't seem to be actively shopping the former No. 9 overall pick, who is still recovering from a torn Achilles' suffered in October, but their ears are open. Mehta pointed out that Milliner could still be of value to Gang Green, as coach Todd Bowles used a lineup featuring six or more defensive backs for 619 snaps last season.
Mar 18 - 8:16 AM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (Achilles') may not be ready to participate in football activities until early summer.

Beat writer Rich Cimini believes the Jets should consider anything they get from Milliner a "bonus" after an injury-plagued first two NFL seasons. New GM Mike Maccagnan stated at the Combine on Wednesday that the Jets plan to be active in free agency. Cornerback should be among their top targets.
Feb 18 - 9:25 PM

Jets placed LCB Dee Milliner on injured reserve with a torn right Achilles' tendon, ending his season.

It's not the news the Jets' struggling secondary needed to hear, but Milliner had barely contributed this season thanks to various injuries. The No. 9 overall pick of the 2013 draft will now head into his third NFL season having appeared in just 16 of a possible 32 games. He's trending the way of fellow-ballyhooed "safe" SEC prospect Morris Claiborne. Milliner should be ready for the start of next season's camp, but it's not a guarantee.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 02:41:00 PM

The belief is that Jets CB Dee Milliner suffered a torn right Achilles' tendon in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Broncos.

This is what it looked like when Milliner went down in a non-contact situation while trying to block a field goal. The disappointing No. 9 overall pick in the 2013 draft will undergo further testing Monday to confirm that diagnosis. A torn Achilles' would end Milliner's season.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 04:27:00 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner was forced from New York's Week 6 game against the Broncos with a non-contact right leg injury.

Attempting to block a field goal, Milliner went down with a non-contact injury. It had the looks of a serious issue. CBS' Dan Fouts speculated that it could be Milliner's Achilles', but the Jets say it's his ankle. Whatever it is, Milliner could put no weight on his right foot as he was helped off the field, and is done for the day. It's awful news for a team that already had no prayer of stopping Peyton Manning.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (quad) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Coach Rex Ryan said Milliner would play "for sure," but the team has not decided if he will start or come off the bench. Injuries have limited Milliner to only 41 snaps this season.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan expressed confidence Monday that CB Dee Milliner (quad, ankle) will play in Week 5 against the Chargers.

Milliner has played just 40 defensive snaps since suffering a high ankle sprain late in the preseason, all in Week 2. He will presumably return as a starter at left corner, with RCB Antonio Allen remaining in the starting lineup and Kyle Wilson covering the slot. Darrin Walls would go back to the bench.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 05:15:00 PM

The Jets are unsure if CB Dee Milliner (quad) will be available for Week 5.

Milliner has appeared in just one of the Jets' first three games as he battles ankle and quad issues. The Jets have been rolling with Darrin Walls and S Antonio Allen in his absence. Milliner should be considered week to week.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (quad, ankle) is listed as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Bears.

Milliner missed practice again on Saturday and could be looking at a multi-week setback. He's not going to play against the Bears. With the Jets playing on Monday night, Milliner isn't a lock to return in Week 4.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner missed practice on Friday with a quad injury.

Milliner just got over a high-ankle sprain and returned to the lineup last week. His status for Week 3 against the Bears on Monday night is now in question. The Jets have surrendered the most fantasy points to opposing receivers. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery should both eat, even if Milliner plays.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 01:59:00 PM

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