On Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Florida Times Union at jacksonville.com, reported the Jaguars were releasing the veteran defensive tackle Roy Miller. His release adds $3.96 million to the team’s salary cap space and $200,000 in dead money.
Miller, who wore No. 97, was the starting nose tackle for the Jacksonville-based team. However, after six games, in 2016, he tore the Achilles tendon in his right leg, putting him on the injured reserve list. Avery Jones, the backup for Miller, came in and played superior for the team.
Jones was signed to a four-year, $6 million contract, on Valentine’s day. This is close to the same salary Miller was paid. Therefore, it was a logical decision for the Jaguars to officially bid farewell in releasing the veteran defensive tackle. Miller was able to accomplish a forced fumble, two pass breakups, five sacks, and 104 tackles during his four years with the team.
Lawrence Taylor was a defensive tackle for the NY Giants, and in 1992, he ruptured his right Achilles tendon in a game against the Greenbay Packers, which ended his NFL career. An injury of this nature is life changing to an athlete. The Jaguars official release of defensive tackle Miller was understandably a sensible decision.
Written by Katherine Miller
Edited by Jeanette Smith
Jacksonville.com: Jaguars release nose tackle Roy Miller
First coast news: Jaguars release veteran defensive tackle Roy Miller
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