It is growing more and more rare for a rookie to hold out. The rookie salary system has left little to hold out over, but some players are still fighting over offset language and not in camp. In fact four players drafted in the first round have yet to sign: Eric Fisher (#1-Kansas City Chiefs), Jonathan Cooper (#7-Arizona Cardinals), Dee Milliner (#9-New York Jets) and Chance Warmack (#10-Tennessee Titans).
As any coach would be, Rex Ryan is disappointed cornerback Dee Milliner is not at the Jets training camp.
“I’m just a little disappointed he’s not here,” Ryan said, via Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I’ll coach the guys that are here.”
Milliner is being thrown into a big hole created by the Darrelle Revis trade. Filling Revis’s shoes seems to be a monumental task and the Jets were hoping to have him in camp to begin working together. That’s assuming he can get on the field.
Milliner had shoulder surgery this offseason and they’re still trying to make sure that he can get on the field.
“Well, we’ll see when he gets here to camp,” Ryan said, when asked if he was ready to practice.
His teammate Antonio Cromartie is more understanding.
“He’s taking care of the business side,” Cromartie said.