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NFL Teams Suffer Big Injuries in Week 6

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL teams suffered several notable injuries in Week Six to key members of their team that will likely affect their seasons going forward.

The New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills 37-22 but the victory came at a price.  After the game it was believed that running back Stevan Ridley suffered a torn ACL. In addition NFL Insider Ian Rappaport reports that linebacker Jerod Mayo has a "significant" knee injury. Furthermore, CSN New England's Tom Curran reports that quarterback Tom Brady suffered a "significant" ankle injury before the game against the Bills, but played through it.

The New York Jets lost to the Broncos but also lost starting cornerback Dee Milliner in what initial reports are claiming is a torn Achilles. Additionally, it is believed that starting guard Brian Winters tore an ACL. In the same game, Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan was helped off the field after suffering a knee injury. 

The Cleveland Browns have lost starting center Alex Mack to a broken leg. 

The New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee. 

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Jets' Smith and Milliner Make a Pair of Bold Proclamations

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(CORTLAND, N.Y.) -- The one thing the New York Jets are not short on during training camp is confidence. Second-year players Geno Smith and Dee Milliner both think they're on the verge of stardom.

In a recent survery compiled by ESPN, Smith was ranked the worst starting quarterback in the NFL, something he plans on changing.

"The thing about it is, you have to climb up," Smith told on Saturday after practice. "If I'm No. 32, by this time next year or the year after, I expect to be in the top 5."

In his rookie year, Smith threw 12 touchdowns compared to 21 interceptions.

Meanwhile, sophomore cornerback Dee Milliner made an even bolder claim.

"The best corner in the league? Me," Milliner told the New York Daily News in an interview Saturday. "I ain't gonna say that somebody else is better than me."

Milliner's rookie season was categorized by many as inconsistent at best. He made 56 tackles in 2013 to go along with three interceptions.

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Jets Sign No. 9 Overall Pick Dee Milliner

Al Bello/Getty Images(CORTLAND, N.Y.) -- Then New York Jets signed rookie cornerback Dee Milliner to a four-year, $12.66 million contract Sunday.

Milliner, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, is expected to take the place of Darrelle Revis, who was traded to Tampa Bay this offseason.

Milliner, a former star at the University of Alabama, is expected to report to camp on Monday.

Milliner's health has been a question mark heading into the draft. He had surgery on March 12 to repair a torn labrum, one of five surgeries the 21-year-old has had. The most recent surgery stopped the 6-foot-1 Milliner from participating in OTAs and minicamp.

If healthy, Milliner should start at cornerback along side Antonio Cromartie.

With the signing of Milliner complete, the Jets have locked up all their 2013 draft picks.

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Alabama Trio To Enter NFL Draft 

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, AL) --  Fresh off their second consecutive national championship, a trio of Alabama juniors announced that they are skipping their senior seasons and entering this year's NFL draft.

Running back Eddie Lacy, offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, and cornerback Dee Milliner all announced their decisions to go pro at a news conference on Friday in Tuscaloosa.

Lacy rushed for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns in 14 games this season.  He was named offensive MVP of the BCS title game Monday after rushing for 140 yards and scoring twice in Alabama's 42-14 win over Notre Dame.

"It's been an amazing experience here," Lacy said. "Now is the right time to make the move to the National Football League."

Milliner finished in the top five nationally in passes defensed and is the top ranked cornerback in Scouts Inc.'s rankings.  Fluker blocked for six 100-yard rushers this seasons and anchored what was arguably the top offensive line in college football.  The school produced its first pair of 1,000 yard rushers this season.

All three are likely to be first-or-second round picks in April's draft.

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