Kansas City Chiefs release defensive tackle Roy Miller


Roy Miller’s time with the Kansas City Chiefs has ended after the defensive lineman was arrested on Saturday morning for domestic battery.

Whether or not the legal process will continue to hang over Roy Miller’s head after his wife decided not to press charges of domestic battery against him, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to shed themselves of any public relations disaster by keeping him employed with news of his release coming on Monday.

This was the expected move, especially since Miller himself was an outsider looking in for much of the season, barely earning much in the way of playing time. In recent weeks, Miller had certainly played more but the fan furor over keeping Miller gainfully employed on the roster would have been very tough for K.C. moving forward.

Miller was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly punching his wife in a dispute that arose after a late date night out. You can read the full report of things that happened here.

As for the ramifications of the release on the field, the Chiefs have the ability to lean on their rotation as is, likely giving more snaps to Jarvis Jenkins and others. However the Chiefs are likely to kick the tires on a couple veterans by the middle of the week. There’s not a single option on the practice squad after the Dallas Cowboys claimed Daniel Ross.

Miller had a total of 6 tackles and appeared in 7 total games for the Chiefs after signing earlier this summer.