JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran defensive tackle Roy Miller, choosing to go younger and cheaper at the position.
The 29-year-old Miller was due a $400,000 roster bonus Monday and would have counted more than $4 million against the salary cap in 2017. Former undrafted rookie Abry Jones is expected to take over the starting spot. Jones signed a four-year, $16 million contract last month that will pay him $3.5 million this season.
The decision was more likely made because Jones played as well as Miller did last season after Miller tore his right Achilles tendon in October.
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Miller started 49 games in four years with the Jaguars, totaling 105 tackles and five sacks. He was drafted in the third round by Tampa Bay in 2009.