Dee Milliner Returns To Practice

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-Cornerback Dee Milliner, who has been sidelined with a high ankle sprain since early August, returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time since his injury.

Milliner injured his ankle during an August 10th practice when he came down on it awkwardly while defending receiver Quincy Enunwa during team drills.

According to Head Coach Rex Ryan, Milliner did “quite a bit” during the practice including participating in team drills.

“No it's not rust, you just got to get back into it. Get back into the rhythm of things,” said Milliner.

While Milliner has progressed in his rehab, Ryan said that Milliner wouldn’t be thrown in to the fire right away.

“They (The Green Bay Packers) want to have 75 snaps on offense, I don’t expect Dee to play 75 snaps” said Ryan.

Ryan did said that he was “cautiously optimistic” that Milliner would make his season debut against the Packers on Sunday afternoon.

What is concerning to Ryan now, is how Milliner’s ankle will feel tomorrow.

“Sometimes you feel good, you get out there and you think you can do it and then next day its like ooh like it’s almost where you can’t run even" said Ryan.

Ryan also hinted at the possibility that Milliner can be used in a limited role against Green Bay.

“If he can play a limited role, lets play him in a limited role. That’s how I see it” said Ryan.

As for Milliner, he said he wants to be out on the field.

“Of course I want to be out on the field it’s a big game.”

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