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Dee Milliner sticking close to Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. –- Dee Milliner started training camp doing just individual work and drills.

And this was a positive sign for the third-year corner who is coming back from a torn Achilles tendon that cost him all but three games last season.

Milliner said he never anticipated starting camp on the active/physically unable to perform list despite having not participated in a full practice since last October.

The Jets can take things slowly with their former ninth overall pick in the 2013 draft. Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie will start at cornerback. Milliner said new head coach Todd Bowles just wants to see the former Alabama standout to show how healthy is.

“(Bowles) said he just wants to see me get back out here, see me move around, see that I am in good health, and then go from there,” Milliner said when asked if he has been told what his role might be. “With Cro and Revis coming back, that is a good thing… It is always good to have those guys around so I can pick their brains and learn football from them.”

Milliner, who had three interceptions during his rookie season, has been trying to soak up as much as he can from Revis and Cromartie.

“I am always around those guys, talking to them,” Milliner said. “In the meetings, they sit right next to me. When we are at lunch or break or anything, I am always around them trying to pick their brain and hanging around two talented guys.”

Milliner said he is unsure what the next step will be for him as far as participating in a full practice.

“Should be very soon, real soon,” he said.