According to multiple sources the Jaguars have cut veteran nose tackle Roy Miller.
Miller, the Jaguars starting defensive tackle of four years, will turn 30 before that start of the 2017 season. After suffering a season ending achilles injury during the 2016 campaign Miller was replaced in the starting lineup by Abry Jones, who played well enough to earn a four year contract worth over $16 million this offseason. Now, Miller playing the role of Wally Pipp, has been released by the team he gave the prime of his professional career to. Miller totaled 44 starts for the Jaguars and 104 tackles. But Miller's true worth couldn't be found on a stat sheet. He was one of the Jaguars most consistent players in a dark period for the team. He was a leader on the defensive side of the ball, an excellent nose tackle, and a terrific ambassador for the team and the NFL. In 2014, he seemingly single handedly kept the Jaguars front seven from falling apart against the run when the team was devastated by injury. Miller becomes the second former starting defensive tackle to be released by the Jaguars this offseason, going Sen'Derrick Marks.
But that's the nature of the business and Miller will certainly find himself a new home in the NFL.
As mentioned earlier Abry Jones is expected to take Miller's starting spot at nose tackle. And the Jaguars recently bolstered an already strong unit with the signing of veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell.
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