Chiefs ink veteran DT Roy Miller for defensive line depth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs reached for depth along the defensive line Wednesday, agreeing to terms with defensive tackle Roy Miller.

The Kansas City Chiefs announced the signing of former Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Roy Miller Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo courtesy Jaguars.com)

“An honor and a privilege to be a Kansas City Chief,” Miller posted on Twitter. “I know a lot of prayers and thoughts have been with me an I appreciate it.”

Miller played 112 games with 83 starts for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs drafted Miller in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft from Texas.

The 6-2, 318-pound tackle played just six games last season, compiling 10 tackles. That pace over a 16-game would have led the Chiefs defensive line in tackles last season.

Miller finished last season on injured reserve following an Achilles tear sustained during week seven.

The Jaguars considered the 30-year-old Miller a defensive leader during the last four seasons. He started 49 of his 50 games with the Jaguars, totaling 72 tackles and five sacks.

The addition of Miller adds significant depth at defensive tackle behind expected starter Bennie Logan. The Chiefs also veterans Cam Thomas and Montori Hughes in camp.

Miller’s contract is a one-year deal worth $1.4 million with $300,000 guaranteed and incentives totaling up to $2.5 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The NFLPA salary cap report showed the Chiefs with $9.7 million in available cap space before Miller’s signing.

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Matt Derrick is the lead beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @MattDerrick.

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