MX23RW : Saturday, September 22 19:16:18

New York Jets DC Kacy Rodgers: 'Dee Milliner faces battle to earn roster spot'

New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers reveals that cornerback Dee Milliner will have to battle hard to earn a place on the club's roster in the 2015 season.

New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers has admitted that cornerback Dee Milliner faces a huge battle to earn a place on the club's roster for the 2015 season.

The Jets selected Milliner with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 Draft, but he has struggled for form and fitness in his two seasons with the AFC East club as an Achilles injury ruled him out for the majority of the 2014 campaign.

Todd Bowles's men signed Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine to bolster their secondary, leaving Rodgers to concede that Milliner faces an uphill task to retain his place on the team.

"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%," Rodgers told reporters.

"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.

"It's going to be some tough decisions. It's a lot of good football players on the back end."

Milliner has recorded 62 tackles and three interceptions in his two seasons in the NFL.

Share this article now:
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets stretches before the Jets take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013
Read Next:
Cromartie returns to Jets
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account