The New Jersey Generals have re-signed standout punter Brock Miller, who just finished the 2022 NFL season on the Los Angeles Rams practice squad. After starring for New Jersey as one of the USFL’s best specialists last season, Miller became a hot property on the NFL workout circuit, working out for over a dozen NFL teams before landing with the Rams.
Brock Miller Is Back With The New Jersey Generals In 2023
Punter Brock Miller is on a growing list of players who finished the 2022 season on an NFL practice squad and have opted to play spring pro football in 2023. Recently signed New Orleans Breakers quarterback Davis Cheek concluded 2022 on the Carolina Panthers practice squad.
Brock Miller is no stranger to playing pro football in the spring, and he did it back in 2020 with the XFL’s Seattle Dragons. The 31-year-old Southern Utah specialist has not given up on his pro dreams and will continue them with the Generals in 2023.
In 2022, the left-footed Miller had a phenomenal campaign with New Jersey. Thanks to excellent hang time on his kicks, which limited the opposing team’s returns. Miller averaged 46.3 yards (3rd in the league) on 31 punts, a long of 85 yards, with ten landing inside the twenty-yard line. Miller and NFL Pro Bowl returner KaVontae Turpin were two significant assets on special teams for the 9-1 Generals.
There’s no question that Brock Miller is a great pro punter, and he’s proven that, and the overabundance of NFL interest cements that belief. At some point, Miller, who will be 32 years old when the USFL 2023 season starts, will get his chance to punt in NFL games. But for now, the Generals are lucky to get Brock back.
The veteran punter has spent time with the Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. Despite being in the NFL since 2014, Miller has yet to record a single NFL punt in his career. The USFL has given Brock the opportunity to prove his worth during game action.
The signing of Brock Miller, coupled with last week’s signing of FSU/FIU cornerback Meiko Dotson, brings the Generals’ roster tally up to a league-leading 71 players. Mike Riley’s New Jersey squad may not be finished adding to their troops with three months to go until the 2023 season. But they landed a vital piece back into the fold today in Brock Miller.