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Dee Milliner, Jonathan Cooper no closer to contracts

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With training camps underway league-wide, just three first-round draft picks remained unsigned.

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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the New York Jets have made no more progress toward a deal with cornerback Dee Milliner, taken ninth overall in April's draft. A source involved in the process told Rapoport that nothing is imminent between the sides.

Rapoport spoke Saturday with Jets general manager John Idzik, who confirmed the team is "not frustrated, we've adjusted well."

Asked why Milliner hasn't joined the team if the contract holdup is, indeed, over small potatoes, Idzik said, "Well, it's not small to someone."

Jets coach Rex Ryan exhibited less patience, telling reporters Saturday: "I am frustrated by it. Disappointed he's not here. I'd like Dee to be here. No question."

A similar narrative is unfolding in Arizona, where the Cardinals are at a standstill with the draft's seventh overall pick, guard Jonathan Cooper, per RapSheet.

And in Tennessee, mauling guard Chance Warmack has yet to agree to terms with the Titans.

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Milliner missed spring drills while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and has yet to practice with his Jets teammates. Considered the heir apparent to Darrelle Revis, Milliner is expected to start right away. The Cardinals also hope Cooper will step in from Day 1 to solidify an offensive front that proved to be a pure train wreck last season.

The contract squabbles likely boil down to offset language, among other factors, but 29 first-round picks have made it into camp. Until this trio crosses the threshold, the Jets, Cardinals and Titans remain incomplete.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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