According to Dom Cosentino and Darryl Slater of NJ.com, the Jets are unlikely to pick up cornerback Dee Milliner‘s fifth-year option in the coming weeks.
Their sources mentioned that this belief is based on an assessment of preliminary conversations between the two parties.
The fifth-year option would run the Jets $11.9 million in 2017, but is guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t prevent 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 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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