Dee Milliner facing uphill climb in Jets' secondary
New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner faces an uphill climb after tearing his Achilles last season.
The former first-round draft pick has struggled since leaving Alabama.
Now, he's in a secondary that includes veterans Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine.
Milliner has two years left on his contract.
"When you look at Dee coming in, you see a guy still kind of working off of an injury, trying to get himself to 100 percent," Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers said. "But as we looked at him, we expect Dee to compete for a position on the roster like everyone else. This was a top-10 pick, and we think he has a lot of ability and we expect him to compete."
Milliner isn't even an absolute lock to make the team now. The Jets also have cornerbacks Darin Walls and Marcus Williams and Dexter McDougle on the roster.
So, it's a mighty fall for the former college standout.
"It’s going to be some tough decisions," Rodgers said. "It’s a lot of good football players on the back end."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.