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New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) and Los Angeles Chargers' Sean McGrath (84) fight for control of the ball during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) and Los Angeles Chargers' Sean McGrath (84) fight for control of the ball during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

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The Jets own the third pick in this year's draft, their highest since 1996. How have they drafted in the first round over the past five years?

2017: Safety Jamal Adams, No. 6

It's too early to tell how Adams' career will pan out, but the signs so far have been promising. He started every game in his rookie year as the Jets' secondary definitely played better than it had in 2016. On the field, Adams had his ups and downs, but he showed flashes of brilliance in a versatile role. Off the field, he's played a big part in the ongoing culture change that has galvanized the team and has also been a useful tool in player recruitment.

Tags: Calvin Pryor, Damon Harrison, Darron Lee, Dee Milliner, Jamal Adams, Leonard Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King (15) catches a touchdown pass in front of New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner (27) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won 21-20. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King (15) catches a touchdown pass in front of New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner (27) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won 21-20. (Vincent Carchietta)

The Jets have waived CB Dee Milliner off injured reserve, ending his tenure with the team, reports ESPN's Field Yates

Milliner will still be owed $675,000 for this year, according to ESPN New York's Rich Cimini. He had been on IR since the Jets made their final cuts at the end of the preseason. 

Milliner, the Jets' first-round pick (ninth overall) in 2013, played in 21 games and made 14 starts. He had three interceptions with New York, which all came in his first year. 

He played in just eight games combined in 2014 and 2015.

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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles in the second half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles in the second half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke to the media on Monday in advance of the team's preseason finale on Thursday. He said:

  • He does not have a set timetable for when LB David Harris, who suffered a "bad bruise" on his right shoulder in Saturday's preseason game against the New York Giants, will be ready to return to the field.
  • He believes the competition at right tackle between Brent Qvale and Ben Ijalana is "even right now." Both are expected to play on Thursday.
  • The team has not yet named a starter at outside linebacker.
  • He does not think rookie LB Jordan Jenkins will play on Thursday due to a calf injury.
  • He has not decided whether or not the Jets will play two or three quarterbacks on Thursday.
  • Cornerback Dee Milliner did not practice due to a sore hamstring. Linebacker Bruce Carter did not practice due to a sore shoulder.
  • Wide receivers Quincy Enunwa and Kenbrell Thompkins, who did not play Saturday due to a concussion and groin injury, respectively, both practiced on Monday. 
  • Cornerback Dexter McDougle is battling a hamstring injury. 
  • He thought rookie QB Christian Hackenberg handled his preseason debut "pretty good" after throwing for 105 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 6-for-16 passing.
Tags: Ben Ijalana, Brent Qvale, Christian Hackenberg, David Harris, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Jordan Jenkins, Quincy Enunwa

New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner walks out to the field prior to the start of training camp at SUNY Cortland. (Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner walks out to the field prior to the start of training camp at SUNY Cortland. (Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports Images)

Dee Milliner knows what people are saying about him, and most of it is far from flattering.

Expectations were high for the 2013 first-round draft pick, but injuries have hindered his career and led to some questioning his heart, his ability to stay healthy and garnered plenty of negative reactions from fans and media. The New York Jets cornerback couldn't disagree more with the doubters.

"No, I won't say a bust," Milliner said after a recent training camp practice. "I ain't been on the field. Injuries here and there. I've just got to stay at it and when the opportunity comes, hopefully I make the best of it."

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Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg scrambles out of the pocket against the Army Black Knights during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. (Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg scrambles out of the pocket against the Army Black Knights during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. (Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan appeared on ESPN Radio on Monday and gave his thoughts about Christian Hackenberg, Laremy Tunsil and Dee Milliner. Here's what he said:

  • Maccagnan did not rule out the possibility of Hackenberg, New York's second-round pick, playing in 2016, though added that he hopes the team can re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  • Hackenberg's maturity will be a factor in determining his playing time early on.
  • Maccagnan said he is "excited" to see what Geno Smith can do and is looking forward to seeing Bryce Petty's progression.
  • Maccagnan said Tunsil, a top-ranked offensive lineman who fell to the No. 13 spot after a video surfaced of him smoking a bong out of a gas mask prior to the draft, was a good kid. The Jets considered trading up for Tunsil on Thursday.
  • Though the Jets will not pick up Milliner's fifth-year option, Maccagnan said Milliner is a "wild card" in a good way. Should Milliner play well in 2016, the Jets could look to negotiate a contract after the season.
Tags: Bryce Petty, Dee Milliner, Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick

 (Rich Barnes)
(Rich Barnes)

The Jets will not be picking up CB Dee Milliner's fifth-year option, reports Dom Cosentino of NJAM.

Milliner will cost $4.02 million against the cap in 2016 and will be eligible for free agency after the season.

He has dealt with injuries to his achilles tendon and wrist during his first three seasons with the Jets, and played in just five games this past season after being limited to three games in 2014. 

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SNY.tv looks at the best plays of the season from Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves.

Welcome to the tenth installment of the BGA: 2016 NFL Draft series. As we head to the draft, I'll be sharing thoughts and observations about draft prospects for each position group. In our previous instalment, we looked at this year's wide receiver prospects, and we now move on to look at cornerbacks.

I'll be discussing whether the Jets are likely to have a need at these positions and reviewing some of the top prospects along with some players who might be options later on.

These articles are not necessarily meant to be exhaustive, so if you wish to bring some other prospects into the discussion, please do so in the comments section below. There are a few cornerback prospects that I'm saving for when I discuss special teams prospects in a few weeks.

Tags: Buster Skrine, Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Marcus Williams
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Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke at the NFL Combine on Wednesday and said…

  • "There's a chance" that Antonio Cromartie comes back to the Jets and cutting him was a "hard decision."
  • The team has not decided if it will put the franchise tag on Muhammad Wilkerson.
  • The Jets are "working on" re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  • Geno Smith is currently the team's plan for backup quarterback.
  • "I think we need help everywhere," Bowles said. "We know we're an older team. We want to get younger at almost every position."
  • Dee Milliner is in the competition for a starting cornerback job.
  • Bowles said there was a "disconnect" between him and fired special teams coach Bobby April. Said new ST coach Brant Boyer "has a lot of fire."
Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Dee Milliner, Geno Smith, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick

New York Jets tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson (60) during a game against against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Derik Hamilton)
New York Jets tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson (60) during a game against against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Derik Hamilton)

With their 2016 opponents now set, the sledding won't get any easier as they pulled a schedule of games including two of the toughest divisions: the AFC North and the NFC West. Most fans are now left worrying what the team's offseason plan may be with many key players expected to hit free agency in March. What will the Jets do now?

Part 1: Performance & Financial Based Cuts

Part 2: Restructuring

Part 3: Time To Sign

Part 4: Free Agency

Part 5: The Draft

Part 6: Overview

Some players might not need to be cut, but in order for them to stay with the Jets it would make the team most effective if they were to restructure their deals. Listed in order of most to least urgent…

Tags: Brandon Marshall, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Dee Milliner, Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 22-17. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) (Bill Wippert/AP)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 22-17. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) (Bill Wippert/AP)

Welcome to BGA Extra, where I draw a line under the previous weekend's game by responding to your questions from BGA during the week which you can read here. After the jump, I respond to your questions about the game against the Bills.

Jeff (via e-mail): Can you post a video of the "near" miracle catch with 17 seconds left? Really trying to see it again, have not been able to find it. Need to torture myself and see just how close we really were to a miracle ending. 

Here's a link if you're still feeling masochistic.

Tags: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Damon Harrison, Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner, Jeremy Kerley, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, Sheldon Richardson
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) knocks Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) out of bounds after a run during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) knocks Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams (29) out of bounds after a run during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

The Bills exposed a flaw in the Jets' gameplan by completing so many underneath passes to Sammy Watkins. The Jets left Darrelle Revis in single coverage and he consistently gave Watkins too much of a cushion. Watkins ended up with 11 catches for 138 yards on just 15 targets. While Revis wasn't to blame for all of that yardage because there were situations where they were in zone, he still lost that matchup more than he won it.

This highlights a problem with Revis about which I discussed my concerns a few weeks ago: The Jets are paying Revis to cover number one receivers one-on-one and if he can't handle those assignments almost flawlessly, the whole defense falls apart but if you give him a more conventional role, what exactly are you getting for your money?

They could have played even more zone or given him safety support, but the idea behind keeping him in one-on-one assignments is that it enables the Jets to blitz and hopefully gives some of their best pass rushers a one-on-one of their own. This gameplan would have worked against Rex Ryan while he was with the Jets, but Tyrod Taylor is much more adept at taking what the defense gives him than the quarterbacks Ryan had and the Bills also left extra blockers in the game quite a lot to help mitigate the pressure.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Calvin Pryor, Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Marcus Gilchrist, Rontez Miles
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks to New York Jets linebacker David Harris during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Danny Wild/USATSI)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks to New York Jets linebacker David Harris during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Danny Wild/USATSI)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Cornerback Dee Milliner is doubtful for the New York Jets' game against the New England Patriots on Sunday with a strained hamstring.

Milliner did not practice this week after being hurt in the Jets' 19-16 victory at Dallas last Saturday.

Linebacker David Harris, who left the game with a bruised back, is probable after being a limited participant in practice Friday. Fellow linebacker Calvin Pace (abdomen) is also probable.

Tags: Calvin Pace, David Harris, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Quincy Enunwa
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Jets linebacker David Harris tackles Cowboys running back Darren McFadden. (Kevin Jairaj/USATSI)
Jets linebacker David Harris tackles Cowboys running back Darren McFadden. (Kevin Jairaj/USATSI)

Linebacker David Harris and cornerback Dee Milliner are both day-to-day with injuries, head coach Todd Bowles said Monday.

Harris left Saturday's game against the Cowboys in the first quarter with a back contusion. X-rays were negative and he did not undergo an MRI.

Milliner suffered a strained hamstring.

Wide receiver Eric Decker, who briefly left Saturday's game with a knee injury but was able to return, did not suffer serious damage to his knee.

Tags: David Harris, Dee Milliner

 (Vincent Carchietta)
(Vincent Carchietta)

During the week, Jets special teams coordinator Bobby April vowed that there would be changes on the unit. Whatever the changes were, they seemed to work. What were the changes, though? It's not immediately apparent.

There were no lineup changes other than the fact that Kenbrell Thompkins was deactivated for Darrelle Revis. And it's not like Thompkins was involved in any of the breakdowns last week. I didn't see any other obvious personnel changes, so maybe they did something subtle with their scheme.

The performance on the kickoff coverage unit stood out. On seven kickoffs, Randy Bullock had four touchbacks and the Jets stopped the Titans inside the 20 on the other three. On those plays, Quincy Enunwa in particular was doing an excellent job of getting downfield.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Darrelle Revis, Darrin Walls, Dee Milliner, Devin Smith, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Quincy Enunwa, Ronald Martin, Rontez Miles
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New York Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (26) breaks up a pass intended for Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams (34) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (26) breaks up a pass intended for Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams (34) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

Last week, I was wondering whether Darrelle Revis was worth the money the Jets were paying him because if he's not always going to handle the zero-coverage assignments the Jets give him and they don't benefit greatly from the traps, one-on-ones and blitzes that this enables, they might be better off just employing a more conventional gameplan in the secondary.

In yesterday's game, they were effectively forced to make that move anyway with Revis out (and especially after Marcus Williams left with a knee injury).

Williams had come up big with his fifth interception of the season as Miami looked to complete a pass near the Jets' goal line with no score in the first quarter. He jumped the route well as Tannehill threw late due to pressure. I really hope the knee injury Williams suffered came on the tackle after he made his return and not the celebratory dance he performed afterwards.

Tags: Antonio Cromartie, Calvin Pryor, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams
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Dee Milliner (ankle/quadriceps) was listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Bears after not practicing Saturday.

Eric Decker (hamstring) is questionable after a limited practice.

Chris Johnson, Willie Colon, Nick Mangold, Nick Bellore, Josh Bush,?AJ Edds?and?Quinton Coples are?all probable after a full practice.

Tags: Dee Milliner, Eric Decker, jmcguire860, NYJets, Jerry McGuire
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Cornerback Dee Milliner is a go for Sunday at Green Bay. He was listed as probable on the Jetw' Friday injury report (AP, Sept. 12).

He had been limited in practice this week as he recovered from a high ankle sprain that kept him out of last Sunday's opener against Oakland.

"I think he'll play," Rex Ryan said. "But we'll see how much."

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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not!?Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.

After Sunday?s loss in Carolina, the time for a green and white playoff pipe dream has all but come and gone. What was once a roaring fire after the upset win over New Orleans is now a collection of smoldering kindling waiting to be mathematically eliminated

Tags: Dee Milliner, Geno Smith, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, nfl, Opinion, Rex Ryan, santonio holmes, Sheldon Richardson, Brian Bassett
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Last week, Jets cornerback Dee Milliner was benched by Rex Ryan after missing a tackle of Dolphins WR Mike Wallace resulted in a touchdown, sinking the Jets deeper into their 23-3 loss.

With Milliner's performance sending him to the bench, reporters asked defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman this week whether or not the rookie would start this week against the Raiders. Thurman told the press that "yep" Milliner would be back in the starting lineup, but as to whether or not Milliner would be back to the bench by game's end?

Tags: Dee Milliner, Dennis Thurman, Milliner, News, Brian Bassett
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not!?Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.

Unless you?re a member of Nick Folk?s immediate family, the Jets? loss to the Bengals on Sunday was as embarrassing as professional defeats come.

Tags: Dee Milliner, Geno Smith, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, nfl, Opinion, Rex Ryan, santonio holmes, Sheldon Richardson, Bent Double
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Most mock drafts have the Giants drafting Manti Te'o, D.J. Fluker or a defensive back with their first-round selection.

Not Gil Brandt.

The NFL.com senior analyst has pegged former Florida State offensive tackle Menelik Watson falling to New York at 19, a name that has not been linked to the team thus far.

Tags: d.j. fluker, dee milliner, desmond trufant, manti te'o, menelik watson, New York Giants
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Signs point to the Giants drafting defensively in the first round of Thursday's NFL Draft, with linebacker, defensive line and defensive back heralded as positions of need.

That sentiment was echoed by ESPN's top NFL Draft insiders this week, as both Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. project New York to bolster its secondary with the 19th selection Thursday night.

In his final mock draft, McShay writes the Giants will select cornerback D.J. Hayden out of Houston.

Tags: Corey Webster, d.j. hayden, dee milliner, desmond trufant, jayron hosley, New York Giants, prince amukamara
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