Pirates Secondary Gets Boost In Miller

By: Oliver Nissi
Pirates Insider
November 9, 2020

Miller was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth-round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

WORCESTER, MA. — The Massachusetts Pirates have announced the signing of defensive back Harlan Miller, who joins the team after playing in the XFL earlier this calendar year. Miller spoke with MassPiratesFootball.com about this next step in his professional football career. “I’m excited to be playing football again and to be a part of a winning culture with the Pirates.”

Pirates President and General Manager Jawad Yatim believes Miller’s skillset will bode well in the IFL. “What I had seen on tape was a kid who is cerebral. He’s good at reading and recognizing what the offense is throwing at him, anticipates and breaks on the ball well, great ball skills, long arms, and physical. I think he’ll pick up the indoor game pretty quickly and be a factor for us as we get things kicked off in 2021. Certainly glad to have him aboard.”

Miller (6’0”, 182 lbs.) last played for the XFL’s Los Angeles Wildcats in Spring 2020. He appeared in four of five games before the league’s season was shut down in mid-March due to COVID-19. Prior to that, Miller spent parts of three seasons in the NFL with the Washington Football Team (2018) and the Arizona Cardinals (2016-17). He appeared in nine career NFL games and recorded 13 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.

A native of Kentwood, Louisiana, Miller was a two-time FCS All-American at Southeastern Louisiana University. His 11 career interceptions rank fourth in school history. Following his college football career, Miller appeared in the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl Game. He resides in Arizona during the offseason.

Miller becomes the Pirates’ eleventh signed defensive player this offseason and the nineteenth signed player overall.

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