When the Kansas City Chiefs made their final cuts last week, it was a bit surprising to see LB Gabe Miller didn’t make the 53-man roster. I was even more surprised when he wasn’t on the eight-player Chiefs practice squad.
The 2011 fifth-round pick landed on IR last season as part of the team’s final cuts and was stashed there all year without an injury settlement. Usually when a team puts in that kind of time with a draft pick, he’ll at least be able to hold onto a spot on the practice sqaud.
Instead, the Chiefs let Miller walk and he landed with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday when he was added to their practice squad. The most interesting part about Miller’s new team? They are signing him as a tight end, not a linebacker.
Miller started his career at Oregon State as a tight end, before being moved to defensive end after two seasons on the field. The Chiefs then converted him to an outside linebacker last year.
Considering his pro-day 40-yard dash of 4.62 would have been the fourth best at this year’s combine for tight ends, it’s not a bad roll of the dice by Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.