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Seahawks waived-injured former Dunbar standout Horace Miller

Former Dunbar standout Horace Miller was waived-injured today by the Seattle Seahawks.

Miller told The Baltimore Sun that he expects to rejoin the team later this year after reaching an injury settlement and plans to do his rehabilitation in the Seattle area. Miller has a sprained medial collateral ligament.

"It's all good," Miller said. "Can't predict these types of things. Once we do the settlement and I heal up, I'll sign back with the Seahawks.

"They really liked me there from [coach] Pete Carroll, the defensive coaching staff and the general manager [John Schneider]. so I'm confident in this process."

Miller recorded three tackles in the preseason for the Seahawks.

Meanwhile, former Cardinals Gibbons and Arkansas fullback Kiero Small remains on the Sehawks roster through their cutdown to the NFL limit of 75 players.

Drafted in the sixth round in May, Small is second on the depth chart behind veteran Derrick Coleman and has one carry for five yards this preseason.

Miller was signed by the Super Bowl champions in the spring following a successful rookie minicamp tryout.

Miller was an all-state pass rusher at Dunbar where he won a state championship with the  Poets.

Miller went undrafted out of Texas-El Paso.

He participated in the Ravens' local prospects day and the NFL super regional combine at the Detroit Lions' Ford Field prior to the draft.

Miller ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout where he also registered a 37.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-10 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times with a 6.99 three-cone drill.

The 6-foot, 237-pounder was an All-Conference USA honorable-mention selection as a junior when he recorded six sacks and 7.5 tackles for losses and blocked a field goal against Oklahoma and two sacks against Wisconsin. He had 53 tackles last season as a senior.

Miller also led the Miners with five sacks as a sophomore in 2011 after sitting out the 2010 season when he transferred from Louisville.

Miller recorded 29 sacks as a senior at Dunbar after recording 17 sacks as a junior while splitting time between defensive end and linebacker.

He was named the Metro Defensive Player of the Year as a senior when he had 133 tackles and forced six fumbles before signing with Louisville.

Miller played in 11 games as a true freshman for Louisville before deciding to transfer.

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