NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have cut cornerback Dee Milliner and tight end Jace Amaro, two high draft picks once considered future cornerstones of the franchise.
The team announced the moves Saturday as it closed in on reducing its roster to the NFL's mandatory 53-player limit Saturday.
Milliner was the No. 9 overall pick in 2013, but injuries and inconsistency prevented him from living up to expectations. He was waived/injured with an ailing hamstring, meaning he would revert to the Jets' injured reserve list if he clears waivers.
Amaro was a second-rounder in 2014 who had 38 catches for 345 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie before missing all last season with a shoulder injury.
Fullback Tommy Bohanon, linebacker Trevor Reilly and wide receivers Jeremy Ross and Kenbrell Thompkins were among the Jets' other notable cuts earlier in the day.
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