Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Corey Miller (80) Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

DE Corey Miller Working Out For KC Chiefs


The KC Chiefs will be hosting a work out with former Tennessee Volunteers defensive end Corey Miller. Miller (@CoreyMillerYFN) tweeted this around 2 PM on Monday,

“No signed contract but wheels up to Kansas City Wednesday for a mini-camp workout. Thankful for the opportunity.”

Corey Miller played at Tennessee for four years. He racked up 82 tackles, nine and a half sacks, three defended passes, and one forced fumble (Source: Sports Reference). He appears to have gone undrafted and it looks like he might have suffered an injury to his quad in the middle of the 2013 season.

The KC Chiefs took a defensive end in the first round with Dee Ford and also selected a cornerback in Phillip Gaines in the third round. Other than that, they selected offensive players. Perhaps Miller will impress the Chiefs organization and be able to fill a roster spot.

Defensive end isn’t necessarily a huge need for Kansas City. They have some big names such as Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, and Derrick Johnson, but with the selection of Ford in the first round, maybe the Chiefs aren’t as comfortable at the position as one might have thought.

In this case, maybe there is a place for Corey Miller on the Chiefs’ roster. He did play in a good conference in college known as the SEC and was having himself a pretty decent season his senior year with six and a half sacks. If Miller signs with Kansas City, it could end up being a surprisingly good pick up for the Chiefs’ defense. You can never have too many solid defensive players on the roster and that proved to be true after the Chiefs’ defense suffered in the back half of 2013.

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