Former Jaguars DT Roy Miller arrested on battery charge

Roy Miller was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge early Saturday.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A former Jaguars defensive player was arrested in Duval County this weekend on a domestic battery charge.

Eight-year NFL veteran Roy Miller was arrested and booked at 4:53 a.m. Saturday on a misdemeanor charge for domestic battery.

Miller, who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, was released by the Jaguars in March after four seasons with the team. He was picked up in Jacksonville after leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013.

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Prior to his departure, the 30-year-old defensive tackle was regarded as one of the team's veteran leaders. Miller currently has six tackles in seven games with the Chiefs this season.

The Kansas City Chiefs organization released the following statement to ESPN following Miller's arrest:

"This morning we were informed about an incident involving one of our players, Roy Miller. We are still in the process of gathering details on the situation. We will have no further comment at this time.”

The Chiefs are currently on a bye week, but are slated to resume play on Nov. 19, when they will face the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Miller made first appearance before a judge at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday. He was granted release on recognizance and is scheduled to appear before court in Duval County on Nov. 28.

More details pertaining to Miller's arrest have yet to be released.

First Coast News will update this story with more information when it is available.

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