1:18pm: Miller received a bump in pay on his new deal, according to Mark Long of The Associated Press, who tweets that the four-year pact is worth about $16MM.
12:52pm: In a tweet congratulating his client on his contract extension, agent Mike McCartney confirms that the deal is for four years.
12:46pm: The Jaguars have agreed to a multiyear contract extension with defensive tackle Roy Miller, says John Oehser of Jaguars.com, who adds that Miler was “very emotional” talking about his new deal (Twitter links). Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union first reported that the two sides were closing in on a new contract agreement.
Miller, 27, was selected in the third round of the 2009 draft by the Buccaneers, and spent the first four years of his NFL career in Tampa Bay before signing with the Jags in 2013. Although he was slowed by a shoulder injury in his first season with Jacksonville, Miller has played better in his second year with the club after undergoing surgery on that troublesome shoulder in the offseason. The former Longhorn has recorded 31 tackles and a sack for the Jags this year, starting all 14 games and logging 492 total defensive snaps.
Miller’s previous contract with the Jags, which was set to expire at season’s end, was worth about $2.3MM annually, with just under $2MM guaranteed initially. His new pact, which appears to be a four-year contract, per Hays Carlyon of the Times-Union (Twitter link), will likely be in the same ballpark as far as annual salary goes, though we’ll have to wait for the official numbers to be sure.
According to O’Halloran, Miller will likely be the only Jacksonville free-agent-to-be who receives an extension from the club this year.