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New York Jets rookie cornerback Dee Milliner isn’t being guaranteed anything this summer. Milliner was the ninth overall pick and was expected to step right into the starting lineup opposite Antonio Cromartie. Defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman said in a conference call today that Milliner will have to compete for that role, it won’t just be handed to him.
“We feel like he’ll come in and compete with the others, and may the best man win,” Thurman said. We’re always about competition here, you’ve got to go out and you got to compete and you’ve got to earn the job.”
“If he earns the job, great, if he doesn’t, it just means that someone else stepped up and performed at a high level throughout OTAs, minicamp and training camp,” the coordinator said. “We’re going to play the best guys, no matter where they were drafted.” (New York Daily News)
Personally, I think the Jets have all intentions on starting Milliner if he were healthy but there lies the problem. Dee still hasn’t participated in any of the teams off season workouts as he’s recovering from surgery on a torn labrum. He’s not expected to participate in any of the upcoming mini-camps either.
He’ll be ready for training camp but is going to have a lot of ground to make up. Thurman’s comments might have been made to light a fire under Milliner’s ass to make sure he’s ready when that time comes.
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It looks like Geno Smith and one of his new Jets teammates have been spending some time together. Jets top pick, Dee Milliner has now also fired his agency, Impact Sports, according to Ian Rapoport.
#Jets CB Dee Milliner parted ways with Impact Sports after failing to be selected in the top 5. Story on @nfl.com. First Geno, now Milliner
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 16,...
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Veteran signal-caller David Garrard told NFL.com's Adam Schein that he's retiring due to his surgically-repaired knee "not holding up."
"Having to call it quits," Garrard wrote in a text to Schein. "My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices."
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David Garrard is out of the New York Jets' quarterback competition.
A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Garrard plans to retire because of lingering knee issues.
The 35-year-old Garrard was signed in March to provide veteran competition for Mark Sanchez. But Garrard, who hadn't played in a regular-season game in the NFL since...
David Garrard says his surgically repaired left knee kept swelling up on him after workouts, and that forced him to realize he couldn't compete for the New York Jets' starting quarterback job.
Garrard tells SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday that his decision to consider retirement was a result of his knee not being healthy, not because the Jets drafted Geno Smith in the second...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the New York Jets have hired former Cardinals general manager Rod Graves.
Jets are expected to hire former Cardinals GM Rod Graves to join their front office staff
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 15, 2013
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There was some speculation that David Garrard could be the
New York Jets starting quarterback to open the regular season, as the team
develops Geno Smith and rumors of Mark Sanchez’s trade/release swirled.
However, Garrard ended that discussion yesterday, announcing his retirement
from the NFL.
Garrard told NFL.com’s Adam Schein that his knee won’t allow
him to continue...
USA Sports came out with a piece today, saying that the Jets are making a push to keep Garrard in the building, even if it doesn't involve actually being on the field.
David Garrard is strongly considering returning to the New York Jets in training camp this summer - as a quarterback coaching intern, saying emphatically that his degenerative left knee, not the drafting...
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