The New York Jets have parted ways with a pair of high draft picks who never ultimately panned out.
The Jets have cut cornerback Dee Milliner and tight end Jace Amaro. Milliner was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, while Amaro was a second-round selection in 2014 NFL. Both can only be deemed as busts at this point.
Both players’ Jets tenures can be defined by one word: injured. Milliner missed 24 combined games the past two seasons, while Amaro missed the entire 2015 season with a shoulder ailment.
Milliner recorded 3 interceptions in a trial-by-fire rookie season, when the Jets lined him up as a starting corner for 12 games during the 2013 season. He didn’t record another interception during the rest of his Jets tenure.
Amaro was selected to provide another weapon to an offense that was craving explosiveness. Amaro could never translate his prolific career at Texas Tech to New York, catching just 38 passes for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns during his rookie season.
Both players were relatively unimpressive during the preseason. Milliner missed time with unnamed injuries and Amaro had trouble holding onto the ball and didn’t seem to take to contact very well. Milliner was merely expected to play a depth role behind Darrelle Revis, Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams and rookie Juston Burris on the depth chart. Hope was high for Amaro entering his third season, but the potential never materialized.