While an injury to Dee Milliner continues to be a giant question mark for the Jets' depleted secondary, the team did receive good news on Tuesday with Antonio Allen being cleared to practice again following his concussion.
Allen suffered a concussion in the first half of the Jets third preseason game two weeks ago. He had been moved from safety to cornerback that week given the team's thin depth at the position and his injury only added to the team's woes in the secondary.
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He did not wear the red no-contact jersey in practice Tuesday, signaling he's ready after going through the concussion protocol.
He said he is completely recovered from the concussion.
“It was sort of a friendly fire [injury],” Allen said on Tuesday. “I got hit by one of my teammates. I feel good, I'm ready to go. I'm ready to play ball.
“They did hold me out for a little bit but once they told me I could go back in with the team and watch film, I did that.”
Allen said he had a “decent day” on Tuesday and wasn't beaten on any deep balls.
There is still a concern about Milliner, who has been out since the first game of preseason with a high ankle sprain suffered in practice. He was very solid in the preseason opener against the Colts, where his coverage was solid and he looked more confident in his physicality at the line.
“[It is] unlikely that Milliner will play Week 1,” a team source told Metro New York. “It would take a monumental leap for him to be ready by Sunday.”
Jets notes ...
»Michael Vick will do a weekly radio spot this season on WFAN with afternoon host Mike Francesa, who has been critical of the Jets organization over the past several years. The weekly hit will take place on Tuesdays during the show, which is also simulcast on FoxSports 1. Francesa has taken shots at the Jets, including over the trade for Tim Tebow and the signing of Vick.
»Wide receiver Jalen Saunders said he is practicing with no limitations following his car accident three weeks ago and he plans to be full ready for Sunday's opener.
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