Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 2/28/13

A big part of the Buccaneers 2012 run defense, that ranked first in the league, appears as if he may not return to Tampa Bay in 2013. Per Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, talks between the Bucs and defensive tackle Roy Miller have broken off.  Miller’s agent, Mike McCartney, said the following via the Tampa Bay Times: “Roy is excited to see what’s out there for him in free agency. He has a lot to offer after an excellent season, helping a team that was last against the run in 2011 go to No. 1 against the run last season.” Statistically, Miller may not have had an “excellent” season to some but like his agent stated, his run stopping ability was instrumental. How instrumental? The league raved about the Buccaneers ability to make tackles behind the line of scrimmage and most of it came from the middle (21) where Gerald McCoy and Roy Miller were positioned. Word had circulated in recent weeks about the Bucs offseason treatment of Miller which sprung up many conversations about his pending departure. There was also word... The post Buccaneers break talks with Roy Miller appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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