Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner (left) celebrates his interception catch with teammate New York Jets strong safety Dawan Landry (right) during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jets’ Dee Milliner battling hamstring injury


New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner hasn’t had a ton of injury luck in his brief NFL career to this point. He battled shoulder issues last season that cut into his rookie camp and the ensuing team’s training camp last summer. This year, it seems that a lingering hamstring issue will keep Milliner out of more organized team activities.

The New Jersey Star Ledger reports that New York Jets cornerback Dee Milliner remained limited in Wednesday’s action, despite Milliner’s own assurances. “I feel fine,” Milliner told the Ledger.

The Jets hold their three day mandatory minicamp next week and this is likely their biggest concern in the short term for Milliner. To miss some OTAs probably wouldn’t be as big of a deal as missing out on having their top cornerback at the mandatory activities.

Dee Milliner was drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft and was instantly pegged as the team’s replacement for the departed Darrelle Revis. Milliner predictably struggled as a rookie last season not only with injuries, but with consistency as well. Now, fresh off a frustrating season and healthy for the first time since becoming a Jet, it appears that Milliner will have to wait just a little bit longer before he can start having the impact on the Jets that they had hoped for when they selected him ninth overall.

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