New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum announced today that the Jets have waived cornerback/kick returner Justin Miller.
The news comes as a surprise: Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff said on Friday that Miller would probably play on Sunday. Instead, he’s no longer on the team.
A second-round draft pick of the Jets in 2005, Miller was waived during the 2008 season and claimed by the Raiders. This year the Raiders let him go and the Jets brought him back, but he played in only one game.
Although he’s been inconsistent, Miller has undeniable talent as a kickoff returner. He has a career average of 26.1 yards per return, with five touchdowns.