After a short holdout, Dee Milliner can focus on becoming the New York Jets' next shutdown cornerback.
The former Alabama star, selected with the ninth overall pick in April, agreed to a four-year contract Sunday night after he missed the team's first three practices of training camp.
He is expected to join the Jets at SUNY Cortland on Monday. It was uncertain if Milliner would be able to practice immediately because he was sidelined the entire offseason after having shoulder surgery in March. He will need to pass his physical and conditioning test before being cleared.
Milliner is expected to compete with Kyle Wilson for the starting spot opposite Antonio Cromartie, vacated a few days before the draft when New York traded star cornerback Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay.
Milliner was considered by many to be the top defensive back in the draft, despite teams having some concerns about the five surgeries he had during his career. From the moment the Jets selected him, he was regarded...