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    • Why would we be interested in a RB with the same skill set as Powell and Forte, except for the "running" part? I think we're fine there. Everyone but Forte, Powell, and Khiry is a camp body. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    • Exactly this is coach speak for Guys Do Your Jobs. You have 2 young men still learning what it means to prepare in the NFL and another who has had lapses in being prepared. One example being late for a team meeting using time change as an excuse.
    • Jets' Dee Milliner trying to prove to friends, family he's not a bust   By Connor Hughes | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com FLORHAM PARK- The first four years of Dee Milliner's NFL career haven't exactly gone as planned. Drafted ninth overall by the Jets in 2013, the cornerback has spent more time on the injury report than game day field.  Seriously. Of a potential 48 career games, Milliner has appeared in just 21.  Heading into his contract year, the player who once declared himself the "best cornerback in the NFL" has no shortage of doubters... including a few people closest to him.  "I see it sometimes," Milliner said Friday when asked of being labeled a bust. "My brothers and family bring it up as a joke. I just laugh at it. You've gotta take the criticism." Joking or not, there is a bit of truth behind his family's playful jabs. When Milliner first arrived at One Jets Drive, he was viewed as the replacement to the recently-traded Darrelle Revis. He was supposed to step right in, be the team's starter and make Gang Green faithful forget all about No. 24.  That didn't go as planned. A high ankle sprain sidelined Milliner early in training camp and plagued him for the first half of the season. He struggled, and was eventually benched. He eventually returned to the lineup and played well, leading to high expectations entering 2014, but then more injuries came into play. Milliner tore his Achille's that year, and injured a tendon in his wrist in 2015. Now, No. 27 is the forgotten man on the Jets' defense. With New York having passed on picking up the fifth-year option on his contract, he'll be a free agent next March.  "I just gotta go out there and play. I can't be injured. I can't be on the sideline," said Milliner, who hasn't intercepted a pass since his rookie year. "I gotta go out there on the field and compete for a job." Through OTAs, minicamp and the first three days of training camp, Milliner does resemble a player on a mission. With Revis sidelined as he continues to rehab from wrist surgery, the 24-year-old Milliner is making the most of his opportunities. On Thursday, Milliner forced a pair of fumbles by punching the ball out of receivers' hands. Saturday, he made an impressive, toe-tapping interception near the sideline. See, Milliner's in a weird position. He's starting now, but once Revis returns, he'll be back to the reserves. As a result, it's up to him to force his way onto the field. "You've gotta love the opportunity and take advantage of it," Milliner said. "Go out there and compete and have fun while doing it... I'm trying to be the best when I'm on the field and contribute in any way I can." And in order to compete on the field, Milliner needs to be on the field. He's taken up yoga to improve his flexibility and hopefully prevent soft tissue injuries.  The rest? Well, wait and see. "I'm just trying to do what I can," Milliner said. "Hopefully, I can stay that way, and I'm praying I can hold it together." Connor Hughes may be reached at chughes@njadvancemedia.com.     I still have faith in the kid - he's shown ability and has IDEAL traits for the position, but he just has to stop being Humpty Dumpty.   
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