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New York Jets’ Dee Milliner Has High Ankle Sprain; Expected to Miss a Few Weeks

August 11th, 2014 at 12:55 PM
By Doug Rush

With Dexter McDougle tearing his ACL this past week and now being forced to miss the entire 2014 season and Dimitri Patterson dealing with an ankle and calf injury, the last thing the Jets needed was another injury to their depleted secondary.

That is though, what happened with second year corner Dee Milliner, who injured his ankle during practice on Sunday and now as Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported on Monday, Milliner is expected to miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain.

"The Jets’ suspect secondary suffered two blows Sunday, raising even more questions about the weak link of Rex Ryan’s defense. Dee Milliner is expected to miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain, according to a source, and rookie Dex McDougle tore his ACL, bad news for a team that already looked vulnerable in the secondary."
 
As Mehta reported, that leaves Kyle Wilson, Darrin Walls, Ellis Lankster and Ras-I Dowling as their top cornerbacks right now with Patterson and now Milliner dealing with injuries and McDougle out for the season.
 
The injury to Milliner is why the Jets reached out to former Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel, although right now, it's unlikely the Jets sign him unless the injuries to Patterson and Milliner take a turn for the worse over the next couple of weeks.
 
The Jets may want to make a move to add defensive back help before their next game of the preseason, which will be on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

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