Jags Lock Up Miller

There isn't much that's right on the Jaguars team, but if they have one position that's close to elite it's defensive tackle. The Jaguars took a step in securing their future at the position by signing Roy Miller to a four-year contract extension. Miller and Sen'Derrick Marks will lead the Jaguars defense into the future, which will hopefully include some brighter days.

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed sixth-year defensive tackle Roy Miller to a four-year contract extension, the club announced today. Miller joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in 2013 and has played in 28 games for the Jaguars over the past two seasons.

Miller has played in 90 career games with 62 starts after he was selected in the third round of the 2009 draft by Tampa Bay. He has started all 14 games in 2014 and registered 31 tackles (21 solo), four tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback hits and one pass defensed. He was honored with the 2014 Ed Block Courage Award voted on by his teammates while he is one of 32 finalists for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award and the inaugural NFL Sportsmanship Award.

“This was an easy decision,” Miller said. “I am excited that I get to be a part of this organization and hopefully finish my career here. I feel strongly about what we are building here on and off the field and I want to finish what we started. I had the opportunity last year to sit down with Gus Bradley (head coach) and Todd Wash (defensive line coach) before I signed here and they sold me on what they want to do here and it’s headed in that direction. Shad Khan and David Caldwell have been unbelievable from a leadership standpoint and keeping things moving in the right direction. The entire organization works as one and does a lot to benefit us as players. The defensive scheme fits me as a player and we have a mix of veterans and young players on defense that are going to continue to grow. Right now our entire focus is finishing off the season the right way.”

“We are excited to get Roy under contract for the next four years,” Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said. “This was a deal that both sides wanted to get done. We want to take care of our own players who are productive on the field and fit into the culture we have established here. Roy is a hard-nosed, physical player who plays a major role on our front line of defense.”

“I give a lot of credit to Shad Khan and David Caldwell for allowing this to happen,” Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said. “It’s important to keep our key people like Roy Miller under contract as we move forward. You can’t measure Roy’s contribution by statistics. He has been unbelievable from day one in terms of competing on and off the field and providing leadership to our younger players. He is an important part of our culture here and a great example for our players. We are really excited to get this deal done.”

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