By Glenn Naughton
NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport informed his followers through twitter that the Jets plan to place cornerback Dee Milliner on IR/designated-to-return list due to a wrist injury he suffered earlier in camp which will keep him sidelined for the first half of the season.
The #Jets are placing CB Dee Milliner on injured reserve/designated-to-return with a wrist injury, source said. Out half the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2015
While Milliner may be ready to return prior to that point, their depth at the position allows them to let Milliner fully heal while freeing up a roster spot for the first half of the season.
Milliner, a former first round pick struggled as a rookie out of Alabama two seasons ago and was then injured for the majority of his second pro campaign, thwarting his efforts to make a positive impression in year two.
Milliner will be eligible to begin practicing with the team in week six.