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Jets CB Dexter McDougle tears ACL

Dee Milliner also injured. Jason Butt

Print This August 10, 2014, 02:50 PM EST

Dexter McDougle, a cornerback the New York Jets selected in the third round of the NFL draft this past May, suffered a torn ACL in practice Sunday, the team announced.

Losing McDougle for the season is a tough blow for the Jets, which needs all the cornerback depth it can get after a poor performance this past Thursday.

However, making matters worse is the fact that 2013 first-rounder Dee Milliner was also injured in Sunday's practice, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. Mehta wrote that Milliner injured his ankle trying to break up a pass down the field in 7-on-7 drills

The report states that coach Rex Ryan is optimistic about Milliner's injury though.

“He rolled it,” Ryan said. “So it leads you believe it’s more of an ankle sprain than a fracture.”

From there, it's a matter of it being a low or high ankle sprain. Either way, you can bet the Jets will look to protect their prized former first-rounder and rest Milliner quite a bit for the next few weeks.

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