CORTLAND, N.Y. — Rex Ryan said newly signed first-round draft pick Dee Milliner is “never” going to be like Darrelle Revis. The New York Jets just want the former Alabama star to be as good a cornerback as they expect.
Milliner, the No. 9 overall pick, agreed to terms on a four-year deal late Sunday night. He did not arrive in time Monday morning to join his Jets teammates at practice, but was expected later in the day to officially sign his deal.
Milliner will need to pass his physical and conditioning test to begin practicing, but Ryan is unsure when that will happen. Milliner missed the entire offseason while recovering from shoulder surgery in March.
Titans, Warmack agree
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with offensive guard Chance Warmack, who had been the last remaining unsigned first-round draft pick.
The Titans announced Monday that Warmack had agreed to a deal, but did not release any details of the contract. ”
The Tennessean reported the former Alabama All-American has agreed to a four-year contract that features a fifth-year team option and has a total value of $12.17 million, including a $7.2 million signing bonus.
Ramirez new Broncos center
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos center Manny Ramirez is quickly getting up to speed in his new role.
One practice in and he hasn’t sent any snaps sailing over Peyton Manning’s head yet. That’s a positive start.
There were a few slightly off-target and one botched exchange between him and Manning early in the workout Monday, but that was about it.
Ramirez is trying to get the hang of things quickly, because this season could very well hinge on his hikes as he steps for Dan Koppen, who suffered a season-ending knee injury the day before.
Ex-Jets, Vols QB arrested
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Former New York Jets quarterback Erik Ainge was arrested for driving under the influence after police spotted him allegedly swerving while driving on an interstate.
A Knoxville police officer stopped Ainge at 1:13 a.m. Sunday. Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said in a statement that the 27-year-old Ainge failed field sobriety tests and was charged with driving under the influence, violating the implied consent law and a roadway lane violation.
Ainge was released on bond and was scheduled to appear in court Monday.
He started 37 games between 2004 and 2007 at Tennessee and was a fifth-round draft selection by the Jets in 2008. He retired after three seasons because of injuries to his throwing shoulder. He has spoken openly of his struggles with alcohol and drugs.
Around the league
Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert sprained his right ankle in practice, but the team said he could return later this week. ... Defensive end Mario Williams was held out of the Bills’ first training camp practice because of a sore foot. ... Vonta Leach is back with the Super Bowl champion Ravens. The Pro Bowl fullback signed a two-year contract Monday after being released by the Ravens in June.