Miller provides the Chiefs with insurance along the defensive line in case Chris Jones (knee) ultimately lands on the regular season PUP list. Though he missed 10 games to an Achilles injury in 2016, Miller should now be good to go and will look to improve upon his career-high sack (four) and TFL (six) totals from 2015.
Miller (Achilles) was released by the Jaguars on Sunday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Miller spent a majority of the 2016 season on IR after tearing his Achilles tendon during the Jaguars' sixth game of the year. At this point he figures to be replaced by either Sheldon Day, Abry Jones, or Louis Nix at defensive tackle for Jacksonville.
Miller (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
The news shouldn't come as a surprise, as the defensive tackle was told he would miss the remainder of the season after tearing his Achilles tendon in Sunday's loss to the Raiders. The team promoted Richard Ash from the practice squad to fill Miller's roster spot.
Miller will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Miller will undergo surgery later this week, ending his season after only six games. The defensive tackle recorded 10 tackles on the year, but it will now be Abry Jones who takes over as the starter.
The severity of the injury is unknown, but it should be noted that Miller was unable to return to the game. The Jaguars have a short week, as they play the Titans on Thursday, so Miller's status will have to be monitored going forward.
|3||9/24/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ HOU||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/17||@ OAK||8:25 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||33||27.0||6||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||47||32.0||15||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||36||20.0||16||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||24||15.0||9||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||2||2||0.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|