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Oct 13, 2014 4:02 PM

Jets place Dee Milliner on IR, sign Josh Thomas

The Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have placed starting cornerback Dee Milliner on season-ending injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, and signed cornerback Josh Thomas to take his spot on the roster.

Milliner injured his right leg in the Jets' 31-17 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The Jets are also awaiting results from tests on left guard Brian Winters' left knee, which is believed to have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Coach Rex Ryan said earlier Monday that both injuries appeared to be "significant" and added that there's a "definite chance" they could be season-ending injuries.

Milliner was hurt about two minutes into the game while playing on special teams.

Thomas was a fifth-round pick of Dallas in 2011, and has also spent time with Carolina and Seattle.


AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL


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