When the Oakland Raiders saw the Carolina Panthers cut LB Horace Miller they pounced. Not only was this kid on the Seattle Seahawks books last year, hence our defensive co-ordinator Ken Norton Jr. personally knows his talents, but he also got playing time with the Panthers, boosting amazing speed and tremendous motor.
Coming out of Texas-El Paso college, Horace Miller looked the real deal, putting lots of pressure on opposing QB’s, wrapping up RB’s and showing decent coverage skills, his main problem being his size. At 6’0″ and 235 lbs most teams think he’s too small. Its really the height. At 6’2″ and, even the same weight, he’d have gone in the second-to-fifth round of the 2014 draft. But surely one or two inches hardly matter – no sexual innuendo intended – the kid put up a 4.4 second 40 time (amazing for a LB) and our defensive co-ordinator has inside knowledge of his talents and wants him. Remeber this kid, he could be a surprise for many people this year.
We also brought Milton Williams back, cutting Austin Hill and Travell Dixon.