Dee Milliner was expected the next great defensive back from Alabama after he was taken with the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Now, it appears he may be in the market for a new team.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New York Jets are expected to waive the former Alabama cornerback.
The #Jets are expected to waive CB Dee Milliner, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2016
Milliner has battled injuries in his three seasons with the Jets, as he’s had ankle and wrist surgeries. In his three years at Alabama, Milliner snared six interceptions and helped the Crimson Tide win two national championships.
Milliner is the highest drafted cornerback in Alabama history, but he is yet another Tide top defensive pick who has struggled in the NFL. Rolando McClain was cut by the Oakland Raiders after being the No. 8 in the 2010 NFL Draft, and his time with the Dallas Cowboys may be coming to an end. Meanwhile, Mark Barron was traded from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014 after a disappointing start. Barron was the No. 7 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET to trim their rosters down to 53 players. Check back to SEC Country later to see which players make the cut and which will be looking for work.