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Dee Milliner | Defensive Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
College: Alabama
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Coach Rex Ryan expressed frustration with CB Dee Milliner after he sat out Wednesday's OTA session with a tight hamstring.
"He has to understand that he has to be in extraordinary shape," Ryan said. "His challenge is to be in world-class shape because we have to have you out there. He needs to be out there. He needs to get work because that’s how he’s going to get better. He’s got to step it up because I think he has all the talent in the world." Milliner missed game action last season with hamstring troubles. He also missed a large chunk of his rookie offseason with shoulder and Achilles' issues. Jun 4 - 3:39 PM

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Jets CB Dee Milliner said he wants to shadow opposing No. 1 receivers this season.

The Jets would be crazy to grant Milliner this wish. The No. 9 overall pick in last year's draft struggled horrifically as a rookie, repeatedly getting benched in favor of former UDFA Darrin Walls. With Milliner and Dimitri Patterson currently penciled in as starters, Rex Ryan needs to draft an impactful corner this week.
May 7 - 9:04 AM

Jets DC Dennis Thurman admits he's unsure if his secondary got better this offseason.

It's only notable because coaches typically deal in sunshine, not uncertainty. "No one really knows," Thurman said of his defensive backs. "We’ll find that out in the future." Thurman did have praise for de facto No. 1 CB Dee Milliner. "He’s a very talented young man," Thurman said. "I believe he will be a very good corner."
Apr 29 - 5:52 PM

Dee Milliner was again benched in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

It's the third time this season that the No. 9 overall pick has been benched in favor of former UDFA Darrin Walls. This time, it came after Milliner allowed Mike Wallace to get past him for a 28-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Jets' No. 26 secondary faces the Raiders in Week 14 and Panthers in Week 15.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 07:57:00 AM

Coach Rex Ryan said CB Dee Milliner will start against the Saints on Sunday.

Milliner was benched for the second time this season against the Bengals last Sunday. He surrendered four catches for 108 yards and one touchdown to Marvin Jones and the Bengals, per Pro Football Focus. "He's close to being player we want," Ryan said. "By the time the season's over, he's going to be best corner in this year's draft." Rookie corners often face the toughest transition to the NFL.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 02:52:00 PM

The Jets benched rookie CB Dee Milliner for the second time this season in Sunday's Week 8 loss to Cincinnati.

Miller was benched in the second quarter after giving up a ton of catches to Marvin Jones, among others. Even before Sunday's loss, Pro Football Focus had graded Milliner very negatively in pass coverage. Rookie cornerbacks often struggle, but not quite as badly as Milliner has through five appearances. The Jets have repeatedly deemed former UDFA Darrin Walls a better option.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 09:44:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan is "optimistic" CB Dee Milliner (hamstring) will play Sunday against the Patriots.

Milliner resumed practicing Wednesday after missing the last three games. He'll return to a sub-package role and play in all nickel situations with Kyle Wilson (concussion) likely to be held out this week.
Source: Newsday
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Dee Milliner (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Milliner still hasn't resumed practicing and remains day-to-day. Darrin Walls will continue to start opposite Antonio Cromartie.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 06:37:00 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Milliner remains day to day after suffering a hamstring injury in practice last week. He'll likely be limited to a sub-package role when he's healthy enough to return.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Milliner was injured during practice this week and is considered day to day. Darrin Walls will start opposite Antonio Cromartie, with Kyle Wilson playing the slot in sub-packages.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 07:02:00 PM

Jets CB Dee Milliner (hamstring) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 4 game against the Titans.

Milliner suffered a hamstring injury in practice Wednesday and is considered day to day. After starting the first two games, he was limited to a sub-package role in Week 3. The Jets will go with Darrin Walls in their base defense, with Kyle Wilson playing in nickel situations.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Jets rookie LCB Dee Milliner is not expected to start Sunday against the Bills.

Milliner was benched in the second half of Week 2 for fear that he might lose his confidence if the Patriots continued to pick on him. Coach Rex Ryan remains noncommittal on if he'll regain his starting job, but confirmed he'll be part of the rotation Sunday and play significant snaps. Darrin Walls should continue to see the majority of playing time in the Jets' base defense.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan was noncommittal Friday when asked whether rookie LCB Dee Milliner would regain his starting job in Week 3.

Milliner was benched for Darrin Walls at halftime of Week 2 after getting burned by Kenbrell Thompkins and blowing assignments. "I don’t know. We’ll see," Ryan said. "The young man, like I said before, it’s unfortunate that he missed so much work. All of minicamp rehabbing the shoulder surgery. He missed a lot of training camp as well, so we kind of just threw him into the fire."
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 02:25:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan benched first-round CB Dee Milliner for the second half of Thursday night's game against the Patriots.

"You can’t afford mental mistakes against [Tom] Brady," Ryan said. "This young man's gonna be a great player. But I went with the veteran." Milliner let Kenbrell Thompkins slip behind him for what would have been a long touchdown before halftime had Thompkins held onto the ball. Milliner played just 38-of-66 snaps after playing all 67 snaps in the opener. He's going to experience growing pains.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Jets coach Rex Ryan called out first-round CB Dee Milliner's play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

"I didn’t like the way we competed and challenged on the outside," Ryan said. "When we call on (Milliner), I want him to get up there. Let’s go. Let’s play." The Jets had the indignity of getting carved up by Blaine Gabbert. It's just a reminder that cornerback is one of the most difficult positions for a rookie to learn, and that Milliner's play might not light up the world early in the season.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 11:21:00 AM