On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM EST Live Jets Talk LIVE: Pregame Get your most comprehensive game preview as Jets Insiders Eric Allen and Amanda Pflugrad are joined by former Jets Center Kevin Mawae to discuss the Week 16 matchup vs the Patriots. JTL kicks off at 11:30 a.m. from inside the Coaches Club at MetLife Stadium.
  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 4:15 PM EST Live Jets Talk LIVE: Postgame Join Jets Insiders for LIVE player reactions following the Patriots matchup at MetLife Stadium. Listen in on Rex Ryan's press conference with an analysis from Eric Allen and Amanda Pflugrad. Tweet your questions to @eallenjets and/or @nyjets.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Open Mic– Only on SNY

    Exclusive live "start-to-finish" coverage of Rex Ryan's press conferences every Monday and Wednesday from the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Jets Open Mic is a 30-minute telecast throughout the NFL season.

  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST Inside the Jets

    “Discuss the team’s gameday performance and the Jets’ match-up for the upcoming week. Hosted by Bob Wischusen,“Inside the Jets Radio Show" on ESPN New York 98.7FM is aired weekly the day after every game throughout the season.”

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Extra Point– Only on SNY Every Tuesday throughout the season, Jets fans can tune into Jets Extra Point, a weekly show that dissects the previous week's game with detailed analysis. The show will also feature exclusive interviews with Jets players and coaches. Host Brian Custer is joined by Ray Lucas and NFL Insider Mike Garafolo
  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Gameplan– Only on SNY

    Jets Game Plan is a 30-minute preview show co-hosted by Jeane Coakley and Brian Custer with analysts Ray Lucas and Erik Coleman, providing a comprehensive look ahead at the week's upcoming matchup.

  • Mon., Dec. 29, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Open Mic– Only on SNY

    Exclusive live "start-to-finish" coverage of Rex Ryan's press conferences every Monday and Wednesday from the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Jets Open Mic is a 30-minute telecast throughout the NFL season.

  • Mon., Dec. 29, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST Inside the Jets

    “Discuss the team’s gameday performance and the Jets’ match-up for the upcoming week. Hosted by Bob Wischusen,“Inside the Jets Radio Show" on ESPN New York 98.7FM is aired weekly the day after every game throughout the season.”

  • Tue., Dec. 30, 2014 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST Jets Extra Point– Only on SNY

    Every Tuesday throughout the season, Jets fans can tune into Jets Extra Point, a weekly show that dissects the previous week's game with detailed analysis. The show will also feature exclusive interviews with Jets players and coaches. Host Brian Custer is joined by Ray Lucas and NFL Insider Mike Garafolo

News

Print

Dee Milliner Puts on Pads for 1st Time as a Jet

Posted Jul 31, 2013

Another piece to the puzzle that is the Jets' 2013 season fell into place this morning with the appearance on the practice field of No. 27 in pads.

"Man, it was good to get back out here on the field, get through the drills, get back out there with the team," said Dee Milliner, the Jets first-round pick who reported to SUNY Cortland and signed his contract Monday night. "It felt good the whole time I was out there, just doing what the trainers asked me and just moving on and progressing."

Head trainer John Mellody and his crew didn't have Milliner taking a full load on his first day in pads as a Jet, even though he said he was in great shape (but not yet football shape) from his workouts following his shoulder rehab that took up most of the offseason. Yet he did get some "reps" with the first defense.

"Yeah, I did. I just did a couple of walkthroughs and installs with them, just to get out there so I can get some hands-on and know what I'm doing," he said. "I was just out there with Cro [Antonio Cromartie] and Kyle [Wilson] and all the other veterans just teaching me."

Head coach Rex Ryan said at his daily news conference that Milliner's time will increase over time.

"He hasn’t done any hitting, obviously, so we’re doing things with J-Mell on the side, you know, our trainers, doing some extensions where he’s using his hands and his arms and stuff like that," Ryan said. "And we’ll progress him a little bit and then hopefully he’ll be able to play in that Green & White Scrimmage."

The scrimmage comes Saturday evening in Cortland Stadium. But Milliner said he's ready to rock. His shoulder feels great and he has no restrictions other than what the trainers put on him.

And he can't wait for his first interception as a Jet or for that first pop of his pads with an offensive player.

"When you’ve been out away from it for a while, you always want to get back out there and join the team, get back out into hitting," he said. "That’s one of the things I like to do, so hopefully I’ll get back out there doing that soon."

Preseason Live: New York Jets

Recent News