Jets, top pick Dee Milliner agree to terms
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Dee Milliner | New York Jets
Dee Milliner | New York Jets
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Posted Jul 28, 2013


The New York Jets finally inked their prized rookie cornerback to a deal on Sunday after a lengthy negotiation period that spilled over into training camp.

It wasn't quite the contract drama that New York Jets fans experienced when former All-Pro Darrelle Revis was a Jet, but uneasiness started to pervade New York until top draft pick Dee Milliner finally agreed to a contract on Sunday.

Milliner's deal is fully guaranteed and will pay out $12.66 million over the next four years. The former Alabama Crimson Tide star will be counted on to fill the void left behind by Revis after he was dealt to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier in the offseason.

The Jets took Milliner with the No. 9 overall draft selection and many experts were surprised that the top cornerback in the 2013 draft class fell as far as he did. Milliner does have a history of injuries undergoing five surgeries throughout his collegiate career.

Gang Green opened camp on Thursday without Milliner, who was still rehabbing from surgery to a repair a torn labrum on March 12. If healthy, Milliner is expected to start opposite All-Pro Antonio Cromartie, bumping cornerback Kyle Wilson into a nickle-back role.

After a seemingly endless negotiation process, Milliner is expected to report to camp and be a key cog in Rex Ryan's defensive scheme this upcoming season.

Rick Laughland covers the New York Jets for Greenandwhitereport.com

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