Jaguars Place DT Roy Miller On I.R. & Sign DT Louis Nix To Practice Squad

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that they’ve placed DT Roy Miller on injured reserve after he sustained an Achilles tear during Sunday’s loss to the Raiders.

  • The Jaguars also promoted DT Richard Ash to their active roster and signed DT Louis Nix to their practice squad.

Miller, 31, is a former third-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2009. After four years in Tampa Bay, Miller signed on with the Jaguars as a free agent in 2013.

Miller is currently in the third year of his five-year, $18.63 million contract that included $1.975 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $3.45 million for the 2016 season.

Entering today’s game, Miller had appeared in five games and recorded 10 tackles and no sacks for the Jaguars. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 69 interior defensive lineman out of 116 qualifying players.

Nix, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Texans back in May of 2014. He was entering the second year of his four-year, $2,852,252 rookie contract when he was among the Texans’ final roster at the start of the season.

The Giants elected to claim him off of waivers at the start of last year and brought him back on a future/reserve contract this past January. However, he was cut loose as the Giants got down to 53 players coming out of the preseason.

Nix signed to the Redskins’ practice squad soon after only to waive him a few weeks into the season.

In 2015, Nix appeared in four games for the Giants but did not record a single statistic.

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