Former Southern University defensive tackle Jordan Miller has agreed to join the Chicago Bears as a rookie free agent, he tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
“Just signed with DaBears,” Miller’s tweet reads. “Flying out today at 4:00. God Is Faithful!”
A native of Upper Marlboro, Md., and the son of SU graduates, Miller played one year of high school football, then joined the SU program as a walk-on defensive lineman in 2007.
He eventually grew to 318 pounds and became a force in the middle, leading the Jaguars last season with nine sacks and 15 tackles for loss.
During the season, SU coach Stump Mitchell and defensive coordinator O’Neill Gilbert — both former NFL assistants — said they believed Miller would get a shot at the pros.
Typically, undrafted rookies begin signing free-agent contracts with NFL teams as soon as the draft ends. This year, however, was different because of the NFL lockout, which ended Monday when players and owners agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement.
Apparently, Miller’s wait is over.