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Jets Decline CB Dee Milliner’s Fifth-Year Option

The New York Jets have declined to pick up CB Dee Milliner‘s fifth-year option on Monday, according to Brian Costello.

The fifth-year option would have run the Jets $11.9 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.

Clearly, that’s a lot of money for a player who hasn’t come close to living up to expectations in the NFL. A lot of this can be attributed to the injuries Milliner has dealt with during his NFL career.

Milliner, 24, was taken with the No. 9 overall pick back in 2013. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $12.66 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Milliner appeared in five games for the Jets, but recorded just a single tackle and no interceptions.

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