Roy Miller DL JAC 6 Months
Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell says NT Roy Miller's knee tendinitis is no longer an issue.
Miller was still being held back in this week's minicamp, but Caldwell says the 310-pounder would suit up if he needed to play in a game this weekend. He'll be part of the rotation on the interior of Jags' defensive line.
Roy Miller DL JAC 9 Months
NFL.com reports free agent DT Roy Miller will reach the open market.
Talks reportedly "broke off" last week, and apparently won't restart before next Tuesday. Miller is gambling on himself after being a part of the Bucs' historically good run defense last season, but may find his market surprisingly cold. He graded out poorly in Pro Football Focus' ratings, and comes off the field in passing situations.
Roy Miller DL JAC 10 Months
The Tampa Bay Times reports there have been "no substantive contract talks" between the Bucs and free agent DT Roy Miller.
Miller was a 14-game starter for the Bucs' No. 1 run defense last season, but graded out poorly in Pro Football Focus' ratings. The 2009 third-round pick came off the bench in 2011 after starting all 16 games in 2010. Miller is a no-nonsense player, but comes off the field in passing situations. Coach Greg Schiano could be looking for "his guy" at nose tackle this offseason.
Roy Miller DL JAC Dec 09 '12
Bucs declared DT Roy Miller (head) inactive for Sunday's Week 14 game against the Eagles.
The Bucs will be forced to roll with some combination of Gary Gibson and Corey Irvin to fill Miller's sizable shoes. It's excellent news for Bryce Brown as Miller is a key piece of the Bucs' No. 1 run defense. The rest of the Bucs' inactives: CB LeQuan Lewis, RB Michael Smith, LB Najee Goode, WR David Douglas, WR David Gilreath and DT Matthew Masifilo.
Roy Miller DL JAC Dec 07 '12
Bucs NT Roy Miller (head) returned to practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Eagles.
Miller missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices, but his return on Friday suggests he's at least passed most of the NFL's protocol concussion testing. Beat writer Stephen Holder expects Miller to play against Philadelphia, although Bucs coach Greg Schiano stated Friday, "We're going to be cautious."
Roy Miller DL JAC Dec 06 '12
Bucs DT Roy Miller has yet to practice this week after sustaining a head injury in Week 13.
The Bucs won't confirm that Miller was concussed, but he is being evaluated according to the NFL's guidelines for head injuries. Miller is a run-stuffing specialist on a defense allowing a league-best 82.3 rushing yards per game. His absence Sunday would be welcome news for Bryce Brown's fantasy owners.
Roy Miller DL JAC Oct 12 '12
Bucs DT Roy Miller is listed as questionable for Week 6 due to a back injury.
Coach Greg Schiano described it as a "muscle spasm" that caused Miller to miss Thursday's practice, although he returned on a limited basis Friday. Miller has been a key early-down stuffer for Tampa Bay's surprisingly stout run defense. His Week 6 absence would improve Jamaal Charles' matchup.