A special teams ace in first two seasons (2010-11), Miles saw more action on defense in ’12 ... Had career-best 15 tackles on defense, and was second on special teams with 15 tackles ... Led special teams in tackles in ’11, and earned coaches’ “special-teamer” designation on Pro Bowl fan ballot.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 4-30-10 ... Waived on 9-4-10, then signed 9-5-10 to Bengals practice squad ... Signed to Bengals roster on 11-24-10.
2012 RECAP: Played in all 16 games, and in Wild Card playoff ... Three tackles Sept. 10 at Baltimore ... Seven tackles and a pass defensed in start Sept 16 vs. Cleveland ... Recorded one tackle on defense Nov. 18 at Kansas City, along with team-high three tackles on special teams ... Tied for team lead in special teams tackles (two) Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh ... On Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, had four tackles on defense and two on special teams ... Played in all four preseason games and recorded team-leading 19 tackles, along with an INT, three passes defensed and a forced fumble.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010—Played all five preseason games, with six tackles ... Spent first 10 games on Bengals practice squad, then signed to active roster and played in Games 11-16 ... Five special teams tackles, tied for seventh on the team for the full season ... Made NFL debut Nov. 25 at N.Y. Jets and led team with three special teams tackles.
2011—Played all 16 games and Wild Card playoff, seeing action mostly on special teams ... Had two tackles on defense and led team with 15 special teams tackles ... On Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, teamed with Andrew Hawkins to down punt at Jaguars two, starting chain of plays that set up good field position for Bengals winning TD drive ... On Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, logged five special teams stops — team high for season ... Saw first action of season on defense Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, logging two tackles ... Led team Dec. 24 vs. Arizona with four special teams tackles ... One special teams tackle in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston.
COLLEGE: Played at Massachusetts from 2007-09, after transfer from Navy, where he played in ’06 ... Played 49 games with 47 starts in his full career, including starting all 36 games during his time at UMass ... Topped a stellar UMass career in 2009 by earning first-team All-America honors in NCAA Division I-FCS ... Four-season totals of 294 tackles, nine INTs, 23 passes defensed and seven forced fumbles ... Played 13 games with 11 starts in 2006 for Navy team that finished 9-4 with berth in Meineke Car Care Bowl.PERSONAL: Hometown is Sicklerville, N.J. ... Attended Winslow High School, where he earned multiple letters in football, baseball and track, helping track team win three state championships ... Majored in kinesiology at UMass, and earned academic all-conference honors.