Jets CB Dee Milliner was named the permanent starting CB in the offseason after the release of Antonio Cromartie.
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After missing several weeks of practice and the opener against the Raiders, Jets CB Dee Milliner returned to practice on a limited basis and could play on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
Milliner, who was named the permanent starter at CB at the end of the 2013 season, suffered a hamstring injury in a mid-August practice and missed the final three games of the preseason as well as the season opener against the Raiders.
According to Brian Costello of the New York Daily News, Jets head coach Rex Ryan is “cautiously optimistic” that Milliner can play on at least a limited basis:
Dee Milliner practiced on a limited basis. “cautiously optimistic” Rex said of Milliner playing. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) September 10, 2014
The Jets drafted Milliner No. 9 overall in 2013 after trading former All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He struggled during his first few months with the team, being benched three times, but ended his season on a high note after being named Defensive Rookie of the Month in December.