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Jaguars sign Roy Miller to four-year contract extension

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are keeping Roy Miller around for the long haul.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the veteran defensive tackle on Tuesday signed a four-year, $16.25 million contract extension with the team, per a source who has seen the deal. The Jaguars later confirmed the deal.

It's not a roster move primed to cripple the Internet, but Miller has delivered consistent production for Jacksonville's young defense. With 30 tackles and a sack on the season, the 27-year-old lineman has played 30-plus snaps in 12 games in 2014.

"He's been unbelievable," coach Gus Bradley said Tuesday, per The Florida Times-Union. "I'm sure he's had other really good games but last week (at Baltimore) really jumped out. He played extremely hard, extremely physical -- he's everything you want as far as a player in that locker room. He's no-nonsense, it's very important to him and he works his tail off."

Jacksonville's young defense has shown sparks during this difficult two-win season. Ranking sixth in the league with 38 sacks, the Jaguars have seen a handful of core players -- led by Telvin Smith and Sen'Derrick Marks -- develop in Bradley's system. Miller gives this coaching staff another piece to build around beyond this lost campaign.

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