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Jets' DC: Dee Milliner Will Compete For Roster Spot 'Like Everyone Else'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Dee Milliner was the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Two years later? He's just another guy hoping to stick with an NFL team.

The Jets' cornerback has been a disappointment on the field and has had trouble staying healthy. Recovering from Achilles surgery, he played in just three games in 2014 and was limited in OTAs last week.

New defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers will be paying close attention to the 23-year-old in camp. It remains to be seen how effective he can be, and despite the Alabama product's great potential, Rodgers isn't about to just hand him a job.

"When you look at Dee coming in, you see a guy still kind of working off of an injury, trying to get himself to 100 percent," Rodgers said, according to "But as we looked at him, we expect Dee to compete for a position on the roster like everyone else.

"This was a top-10 pick, and we think he has a lot of ability and we expect him to compete."

Oh, and in case you weren't paying attention this offseason, Gang Green is suddenly loaded with quality defensive backs.

General manager Mike Maccagnan signed old friends Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, and also added Buster Skrine.

Dexter McDougle, the Jets' third-round pick in 2014, will be back after missing all of last season with a torn ACL.

Cornerbacks Darrin Walls and Marcus Williams are also on New York's roster. reports that Milliner might start the season on the PUP list. He's guaranteed $3.7 million, which will help his chances of securing a spot on the roster.

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