The Jacksonville Jaguars cut veteran nose tackle Roy Miller on Sunday afternoon, ending the tenure of one of the team’s most well-liked players.
Miller has spent four seasons with the Jaguars and has been one of their better defensive linemen, but he missed 10 games last season with a torn Achilles tendon. He also was due a $400,000 roster bonus on Monday.
Miller had 106 tackles (nine for loss) and five sacks with the Jaguars. He joined the team in 2013 after spending the first four seasons of his career with Tampa Bay. Miller signed a two-year deal in 2013 and the Jaguars gave him a four-year extension late in the 2014 season. He was scheduled to make $3.6 million this season.
Miller, 29, had a career-high four sacks and a career-high six tackles for loss in 2015 and was playing well before tearing his Achilles on Oct. 16 against Chicago. Miller was one of the team’s leaders and usually led the player huddle after warm-ups before each game.
While there is always a possibility that Free could change his mind, it would open up another hole on the Cowboys’ offensive line, with Ronald Leary signing a four-year deal with the Denver Broncos on Thursday. While the Cowboys would simply reinsert La’el Collins into the left guard spot for Leary, they don’t have as clear an option at right tackle for Free.
Possible interested teams in Romo appear unwilling to take on the 36-year-old’s contract or overpay for a quarterback who has started four games during the past two seasons because of injuries, sources told Schefter.