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Jets To Place Dee Milliner On IR-DTR

NFL News
September 6, 2015

The Jets are placing cornerback Dee Milliner on injured reserve/designated to return, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). As such, Milliner is eligible to begin practicing after Week 6, and can return to game action following New York’s eighth game.

Milliner, 23, tore a tendon in his wrist in early August, and while his recovery at that time was expected to take six-to-eight weeks, the IR-DTR designation will afford Milliner quite a bit more time to get fully healed. If Milliner misses only the minimum of eight games, he’ll return on November 12, giving him three full months since the injury.

A top-10 pick in 2013, Milliner has dealt with injury concerns for the duration of his career. In just over two years, he’s already undergone seven surgeries, and he’s started just 14 games over that same span. Unlike in seasons past, the Jets now have cornerback depth to overcome this loss, having signed Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, and Buster Skrine over the offseason. Whether Milliner is able to carve out some sort of role behind that trio if and when he returns remains to be seen.

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