The Raiders released wide receiver and return man Nick Miller today. The move has been expected for a few weeks now as Miller had lost his punt return job to Denarius Moore and wasn't a factor in an already crowded receiving corps. He was cut to make room for the team to sign safety Ron Parker to the active roster.
Parker was brought in earlier this week for a workout and was immediately signed to the practice squad. To make room, the team cut cornerback Sterling Moore from the practice squad.
Parker was a small school stud from Newberry College who was in Seahawks camp as an undrafted free agent. He is, of course, extremely fast. His 40 yard dash times were a reported 4.28 and 4.35.
Miller had been utilized this week as the stand-in Wes Welker to help the team prepare for the Patriots' All Pro receiver this Sunday. It appears that was all the team needed him for and with practices over for the week, he was let go.
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Also, the Boss was a great pick-up : To whoever said he would replace Z Miller without any dropoff - Good call! Good blocker and solid reciever as well!
Guess Miller didn't really do that good of an Wes Welker impression, cause if he had blasted the D like Welker did, he would have been kept!
But then again, when your QB makes some of the worst mistakes of the week, a beast WR would probably not even make a difference.
HeyBey did ok with his key 3rd convertions (only 1 drop), 4 for 115, not bad!
Also, whats up with the recall on the PI ? Hate how the Pats always have the Refs on their side!
its funny cause i wanted him cut, now i kinda feel bad cause the guy did try hard, but could never shine when he got his chance, especially now with all the receiver injurys we got, he couldn't take advantage like moore is doing.
Good luck Miller. It was only a matter of time. but hopefully you can sign with another team somewhere else and have a productive career.
Any news on who has replaced Parker on the Practice Squad? Has Sterling Moore been re-signed back?
@massillonraider Kinda feel the same way - but he had to go! Personally i hope he finds success with another team, cause he is a hard worker with a large heart, very easy to root for! Think that there should be a spot for him out there, we will see!
@nilbymouth I expect a signing to happen Monday. I also expect that signing to be Sterling Moore.