UPDATE: I guess there were no takers.
And, yes, the #Jets have waived CB Dee Milliner, the 9th pick in 2013, source confirmed. Couldn't stay healthy, lost No. 4 job to Burris.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 3, 2016
Albert Breer reports the Jets are trying to trade cornerback Dee Milliner.
The Jets have been trying to trade former first-round CB Dee Milliner, per sources. Stay tuned on this one.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 3, 2016
The oft-injured Milliner had a poor preseason and was banged up a few times. Virtually his entire Jets career has been plauged with injuries and poor play in the few instances where he has gotten onto the field.
Trying to trade Milliner makes sense from the Jets' standpoint. It isn't just about acquiring a pick in a trade rather than getting nothing for cutting Milliner. Over the Cap notes the Jets would save no money against the cap by cutting him while trading him would save the team $2.1 million against the cap.
The deadline for teams to cut their rosters to 53 men is 4:00 p.m. Eastern. At the time of this post's publishing, the Jets still need to remove three players from their roster to get to 53.