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Ex-Jet Brandon Moore to retire officially

Jets guard Brandon Moore leaves the field after

Jets guard Brandon Moore leaves the field after practice during training camp. (Aug. 6, 2012) Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The Jets will hold a news conference Friday, when former guard Brandon Moore will make his retirement official.

Moore, who spent 10 seasons with the Jets, flirted with returning to the NFL in the offseason. After accepting an offer from Dallas, then turning it down, he surprised many by retiring in August. He will lead the player walk from the parking lot into MetLife Stadium before Sunday's game against the Saints.

The education of Dee

Defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman took the inquiries about struggling rookie cornerback Dee Milliner in stride before finally saying: "You guys are asking me questions I answer every week. I don't know what else you want me to tell you.''

Thurman was asked about the recent benching of Milliner, the No. 9 overall pick. Asked if Milliner's draft status has something to do with starting him over undrafted free agent Darrin Walls, Thurman said: "It doesn't have a damn thing to do with it.

"Our expectation is that [Milliner's] going to go play at a level that satisfies our team. If it's not happening and we make a decision to remove him, it's our decision.''

Jet streams

Willie Colon (bruised left calf) did not practice for a second straight day but said he plans to play . . . TE Jeff Cumberland (concussion), RB Alex Green (hamstring) and WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) didn't practice. WRs Stephen Hill (foot) and David Nelson (quadriceps) and C Nick Mangold (ribs) were limited . . . Holmes is among 16 current and former NFL players suing North Carolina-based bank BB & T for nearly $60 million in alleged investment losses, according to legal documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.

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