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Miller Overcomes Odds To Make Team

Prince Miller was the only undrafted rookie free agent the Ravens decided to keep around. 

Posted by Mike Duffy on Sunday, September 5th, 2010 at 10:26 am | Categories: Mike Duffy

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Prince Miller thought he was going to be another example of the plight of undrafted free agents when he was told he was going to be released Saturday morning.

Upon hearing he actually made it, the young cornerback and punt returner was especially thankful for his opportunity.

“[Saturday was] one long process,” Miller told BaltimoreRavens.com on Saturday afternoon after the final 53-man roster was announced.  “I had a meeting [with Ravens officials] and I thought I was getting cut.  Leaving the facility, I wasn’t sure where I stood.

“So when my agent told me that I made it, I was so happy.”

Miller’s chances were tenuous after a huge blunder last week against the St. Louis Rams.

The University of Georgia product fielded a punt inside the 10-yard line, and then fumbled into the end zone, where K.J. Gerard recovered after a scrum for the football.

“I was hoping that the coaches would look at my entire body of work and not just that one play,” Miller said.  “I don’t think that defines me, and I know I can do better.

“I just want to get better and help the team in any way I can.”

Miller became the Ravens’ primary punt returner when Donte’ Stallworth broke his foot in Week 3 of the preseason.

He averaged 12.4 yards on 10 preseason punt returns, notching a 57-yard return along the way.

As the only member of this year’s class of undrafted free agents, Miller overcame the odds facing those long-shot rookies.

But with Cary Williams counting against the 53-man roster after he serves a two-game suspension, Miller knows he must keep fighting to remain on the team.

“This is all the chance I can ask for,” Miller said.  “I just have to keep my head down and take it one day at a time.  It’s extremely exciting, but I still have to work at my position, whether that’s returner or corner.”

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