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Jets Release 2013 First-Round Pick Dee Milliner From Injured Reserve List

Dee Milliner

Dee Milliner’s time with the Jets has officially come to a close, Connor Hughes of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

On Wednesday, the team released Milliner from its injured reserve. He is now free to sign with any team of his choosing and can play the remainder of the 2016 season.

The Jets waived/injured Milliner during the 53-man cutdown. He spent the first three weeks on the team’s injured reserve with a hamstring issue.

ESPN’s Field Yates was the first to report the Jets released Milliner from the IR.

Milliner, 25, was initially selected by the Jets with the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. While he came to the team as the presumed replacement for the recently-traded Darelle Revis, his three years with the team were marred by injuries and ineffective play.

As a rookie, Milliner missed a large chunk of training camp with a high ankle sprain. In 2014, he ruptured his Achille’s tendon. In 2015, a wrist injury landed him on the short-term injured reserve. This year, the hamstring issue caused Milliner to miss valuable time in training camp and the preseason.

In this now Milliner’s fourth season, the cornerback has played just 21 games. Milliner has played in just eight of a potential 35 games the last three seasons.

Milliner has three career interceptions. All came as a rookie in 2013.

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