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Jordan Miller signed to bolster Green Bay defensive line

The Packers have strengthened their defensive line, while letting go of a linebacker.

Scott Boehm

You might have noticed that the Green Bay Packers' defensive line was dangerously thin last week in their game against the Detroit Lions. With C.J. Wilson and Mike Neal both inactive, the team had just four defensive linemen dressed for the game. They've addressed that issue, signing Jordan Miller off the practice squad and releasing outside linebacker Vic So'oto

Everyone's favorite 2011 camp warrior, So'oto was always a serviceable, but never outstanding player for the Packers that wasn't able to duplicate his big camp and preseason plays in real games on a consistent basis. He's been stuck behind a very large cast of guys at linebacker, and wasn't seeing the field even with Brad Jones playing inside and Nick Perry on IR.

Miller spent 2011 and the 2012 training camp with the Chicago Bears before he was released. He was picked up by the Packers and signed to their practice squad back in October. Yesterday, the Green Bay Press-Gazette had some quotes from defensive line coach Mike Trgovac regarding Miller.

"I had a long talk with him (Friday) about making sure he's not in practice-squad mode - that he's learning the defenses. Some guys get on the practice squad and they sit there and watch everything but they don't hear and listen to everything. I like Jordan Miller as a football player. Now, I've never seen him in a game so that remains to be seen, but he's a good football player."

Hopefully he can contribute against the Bears, if needed.