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Jets cornerback Dee Milliner doubtful for Monday night against the Bears

Jets linebacker cornerback Dee Milliner uses an exercise

Jets linebacker cornerback Dee Milliner uses an exercise bike. Credit: Hans Pennink

Dee Milliner's latest injury likely will keep him sidelined Monday night against the Chicago Bears.

The Jets cornerback, who played last week after missing the opener because of a high ankle sprain, did not practice for a second straight day Saturday because of a quadriceps injury he suffered this past week. He is listed as doubtful on the official injury report.

Top receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited during Saturday's practice and is questionable for the game. Decker was forced to leave last week's loss to the Packers in the second half after feeling tightness in his right hamstring. He didn't make it onto the practice field until Saturday. There's a good chance Decker will test out his hamstring during warm-ups Monday night before the medical staff makes the game-time decision.

Milliner, the Jets' first pick in the 2013 draft, missed three games last year because of injuries. If he's unable to play against the Bears, it will be his fifth missed game in two seasons.

Asked Friday if he's concerned about his No. 1 cornerback being injury-prone, Rex Ryan said: "I hope not."

Milliner had five different surgeries before his rookie season, including shoulder surgery, which forced him to miss most of training camp last year. "So far, he has had some issues, like you pointed out," Ryan said. "I certainly hope not. I hope that this [quadriceps injury] is just a thing that he will get better from."

Before Monday night's game, three FDNY captains and 200 first responders representing the tri-state area will join the Jets' player walk at 6 p.m. . . . The Jets will announce their 2014 class for the Ring of Honor. The class will be inducted Dec. 1 at MetLife Stadium.

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