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Jets looking forward to Dee Milliner's return

Dee Milliner of the Jets watches practice during

Dee Milliner of the Jets watches practice during training camp. (July 31, 2013) Photo Credit: Hans Pennink

Don't expect Dee Milliner to go anywhere.

Even with all the high-cost additions to their secondary, the Jets aren't interested in getting rid of their young cornerback.

Milliner, a first-round pick heading into his third year, is now their No. 4 cornerback at best, behind All-Pro Darrelle Revis, four-time Pro Bowl selection Antonio Cromartie and versatile slot corner Buster Skrine. But general manager Mike Maccagnan said Thursday that the organization is eager to see Milliner return to action after his Achilles injury last season.

It is unclear if the former Alabama standout will be healthy enough to participate in the team's offseason activities.

Maccagnan prefers not to discuss players specifically, so when asked if he expects Milliner to be on the Week 1 roster, he played things close to the vest.

"I would say, simply, we're very excited about Dee coming back off his injury, and making that position exceptionally deep, talented, and helping our team win," Maccagnan said of Milliner, who has played in only 16 games in two seasons.

"There's so much time that has to go by here. I don't really want to go down that road [of projecting Milliner's status for Week 1]. I'm just focused on getting Dee back on the field."

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