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Jets CB Dee Milliner will make season debut against Packers

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FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey — Dee Milliner is ready for his season debut.

The New York Jets cornerback is expected to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after recovering from a high ankle sprain that kept him out of last weekend's opener.

Milliner, the team's top cornerback, was listed as probable on the Jets' injury report Friday after being limited in practice three straight days.

"I think he'll play," coach Rex Ryan said, "but we'll see how much."

Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls are expected to start at Green Bay, but Milliner could play a significant role in the secondary.

"It helps us a whole lot," safety Calvin Pryor said. "It makes us more dimensional, causes us to do a lot of great things and put more DBs out on the field who can cover. We're definitely going to need it this week because the Packers like to pass the ball a lot."

Milliner injured his left ankle on Aug. 10 during training camp, and returned to practice for the first time since on Wednesday. He struggled throughout his rookie season last year, but finished with a solid final month.

"Oh, I expect great things from him, there's no question," Ryan said. "I think the young man has a ton of ability."

Safety Josh Bush (quadriceps) was listed as questionable, while linebacker A.J. Edds (hamstring) will sit out.

Right guard Willie Colon (calf) and rookie linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali (foot) were listed as probable — although Ryan said Enemkpali would likely not be active against the Packers.


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