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CORTLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dee Milliner is ready to start earning his New York Jets paycheck.
Milliner, the No. 9 overall pick out of Alabama, agreed to terms on a four-year deal believed to be worth about $12.66 million late Sunday night and signed the contract Monday.
“I made that call,” coach Rex Ryan said Monday, making light of the recent flap over who will make the final decision on the starting quarterback. “Just kidding.”
Milliner did not arrive in time Monday morning to join his Jets teammates, but showed up at SUNY Cortland later in the day to officially sign his deal. He flew from his home in Alabama to Atlanta and then to Syracuse, before making the 40-minute drive to Cortland — a 5-hour overall trip that he called “a long, drowsy day.”
“It’s great to be back,” he said with a big smile.
He will need to…
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