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Bucs sign Miller, cut Griese

by Roland Johnson on July 13, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed DT Roy Miller to a four-year contract.

ProFootballTalk.com, is reporting the total base value of Miller’s deal is $2.52 million and includes a $770,000 signing bonus.

Miller’s 2009 cap value is $502,500K, followed by $587,500K in 2010, $672,500K in 2011 and $757,500K in 2012.

Miller was selected in the third round (81st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas. In 2008, he was named first-team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches and second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press while also earning Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP honors. As a senior, Miller registered 49 tackles and a career-high 5.5 sacks. He appeared in 49 career games with 19 starts, finishing his collegiate career with 138 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

In order to make room on the roster, the team also announced that QB Brian Griese has been released. Griese who was in his second stint with the Bucs, started a total of 16 games during the three years he was with the team.

First round pick Josh Freeman is the lone remaining rookie to be un-signed.

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