- Jane McManus, Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rookie cornerback Dee Milliner did not practice again with his hamstring injury, and as far as playing on Monday in Atlanta, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan suggested the writing was on the wall.
“Not if he’s not going to practice,” Ryan said. “We’ll see where he is tomorrow.”
The Jets have an extra day to get players ready for the game, given that they play Monday night. Did Milliner, who missed last Sunday’s game in Tennessee, have a setback of some kind in his rehab?
“I don’t think so, it’s just that he never practiced,” Ryan said.
Last week, the Jets played Darrin Walls in place of Milliner, and Walls struggled -- as Milliner had in Week 2 against the Patriots. During the Patriots game, Milliner was benched, but it doesn’t look as though the Jets have found a permanent replacement. Still, Ryan said Walls would go if Milliner couldn’t.
“We’ll play our guys,” Ryan said. “Darrin has accounted for himself very well up until (parts of last game). They made a few plays on him. They’re going to make plays on anybody in this league. He’s played well, particularly up until this last game.”
Walls (shoulder) was in a red no-contact jersey Thursday.
Here’s the rest of the injury report:
NEW YORK JETS
Limited: WR Clyde Gates (knee), CB Darrin Walls (shoulder).
Full participation: S Antonio Allen (finger), G Willie Colon (elbow), LB Quinton Coples (ankle), CB Antonio Cromartie (hip), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), LB Garrett McIntyre (shoulder), DT Sheldon Richardson (shoulder), QB Geno Smith (ankle).
Full participation: WR Drew Davis (ankle).