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Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller out rest of season

Sep 25, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller (97) protects the line during the first quarter of a football game against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 25, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller (97) protects the line during the first quarter of a football game against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without defensive tackle Roy Miller for the rest of the season because of a torn right Achilles tendon.

The Jaguars (2-4) made the announcement Tuesday, two days after Miller left the game against Oakland and did not return.

A disruptive run-stopper whose 10 tackles this season don't show how important he is to Jacksonville's defense, Miller will be placed on injured reserve and undergo surgery later in the week.

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Abry Jones is expected to replace Miller in the starting lineup when the Jaguars play at Tennessee (3-4) on Thursday night.

Miller has 244 tackles, eight sacks and a forced fumble in eight seasons. He has missed just six games in his previous seven years.