The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing for the Oakland Raiders and doing everything possible to learn more about their opponent. That includes working out DB/KR Justin Miller, who was released by the Raiders on the September 5th cutdown day from 75 to 53 players.
Per Aaron Wilson of National Football Post, the Chiefs also worked out Corey Ivy.
Miller was a second round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2005. He signed a two year deal with Oakland in the offseason before being released.
I can't vouch for his coverage skills but he's put up some impressive stats in the return game in just four years. Twice, he's tied for the league lead in touchdown returns in a season (two). In 2006, he led the NFL in yards per return and had the longest touchdown return (103).
He also earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2006.
He finished off the 2008 season playing the final seven games with with the Raiders. He returned two more kicks for touchdowns there.
Miller is 5'10" and 202 pounds.
We're not sure exactly when the Chiefs worked him out. My guess, and it's just a guess, is that it happened prior to the Chiefs season opener against the Ravens.
This isn't uncommon (heck, look at former Raider Justin Miller).
Ivy is 5'10" 188 pounds. He also worked out for the Cleveland Browns this week. He's got a Super Bowl ring with the Bucs ('02).
So, Miller's workout is a continuation of the Chiefs hunt for a kick returner. My gut is telling me Ivy's workout happened prior to the Ravens game when the status of Brandon Flowers was up in the air.