Report: Panthers work out former 1st-rounder Dee Milliner
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The Carolina Panthers are exhausting all options in their search for some much-needed help in the defensive backfield.

Free-agent cornerback Dee Milliner, a 2013 first-round pick of the New York Jets, was in town for a workout with the club this week, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Milliner was unable to live up to expectations across three seasons in East Rutherford, making just 14 starts and tallying three interceptions before starting the 2016 campaign on injured reserve and later being released.

While he wouldn't be counted upon to fill a starting role if signed, the defense is certainly in a position to take a chance on a low-risk, high-reward player.

An already thin secondary has taken a significant step in the wrong direction following the decision to rescind Josh Norman's franchise tag and allow him to walk away as a free agent this past offseason. Carolina ranks 25th with an average of 273 passing yards allowed per game, a leading factor in their disappointing 3-6 start.

Report: Panthers work out former 1st-rounder Dee Milliner
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