The Cincinnati Bengals are signing New York Jets offensive lineman Wyatt Miller. This report was first surfaced by Connor Hughes, a Jets’ columnist for the Athletic.
#Jets OL Wyatt Miller, whom the team waived yesterday, is signing with the #Bengals practice squad, per source— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) September 1, 2019
This doesn’t come as a shock. With a few players having retired and their first-round draft pick out indefinitely, the Bengals needed help on the line. That said, Miller is help, but he won’t be much help.
Unlike many teams filling their holes via trade, the Bengals seem content with just rolling with what they have and maintaining relatively quiet.
As for Miller, he’s a 6-foot-4, 23-year old undrafted rookie out of Central Florida. He was initially a three-star recruit and spent four seasons at UCF, helping the university shock the world.
Miller played in 95 snaps throughout four preseason games. Let’s just say he was not impressive in his first NFL look. Per Pro Football Focus (premium content), Miller, in the two games which he saw over 20 snaps, was rated under a 60 overall in both outings.
That said, let’s hope he can show something better as he’s getting another chance to keep his career going with the Bengals.