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Run stopper Roy Miller still out with head injury



With the Bucs preparing for hot-handed Eagles running back Bryce Brown, Tampa Bay’s primary run-stopping defensive lineman was nowhere near the practice field for the second straight day.

Defensive tackle Roy Miller suffered a head injury against the Broncos and has not been cleared to return to practice, let alone play on Sunday.

Coach Greg Schiano wouldn’t confirm whether Miller suffered a concussion, but said he is being evaluated by the team’s medical staff according to guidelines established by the NFL for head injuries.

“There’s a whole protocol that our trainers and doctors go through,” Schiano said. “I don’t know exactly where we stand. . . I’ll do whatever they tell us. If he’s available, (he’ll play). He’s logged some real equity in this system and in what we do, so I think he’d be fine to go out there and crank it up (if he’s cleared).”

Brown has rushed for 347 yards in his first two starts, coming in the Eagles’ past two games. It’s the second-highest total in consecutive starts for an Eagles running back in franchise history.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:48pm]


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