S Rontez Miles Joins Jets' Practice Squad

Posted Sep 7, 2015

HC Todd Bowles: 'Rontez Had a Great Camp and I Told Him That Myself'

Safety Rontez Miles, a popular and relentless player in the locker room and on the field, has returned to the Jets as a member of the practice squad.

Miles was released Sunday when the Jets acquired Ronald Martin on waivers from Seattle. When Miles cleared waivers today, the Green & White added him as the ninth member of the P-squad.

"Rontez had a great camp and I told him that myself," head coach Todd Bowles, the one-time Super Bowl safety, said following today's practice but before Miles' return was announced. "I thought he was the most improved guy. But that doesn’t mean he was ready. There are still some things he has to learn, but I think he was getting there. Just to have him on the team, I thought he need a little bit more time and I loved to work with the guy."

Miles, the winner of last year's Ed Block Courage Award voted on by teammates for fighting back from two injuries during the season, was in his third Jets training camp this summer. His unofficial total of 23 tackles led the defense and was tied for fifth-most in the NFL in the preseason.

Miles' 225 total plays and 189 defensive plays in the Jets' four preseason games were both second on the defense only to LB Trevor Reilly (228, 197).


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