In the wake of the departure of Arian Foster, Lamar Miller is expected to move into a key role with the Houston Texans , as a key cog in the team's reshaped offense, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity," said Miller, who only hit the 20-carry mark once this past season with the Dolphins. "I've been following Houston for a while now. I know in this offense they get their running backs involved. I just wanted to be a part of that. I feel like with my skill set, I can help this offense."
Miller rushed for a total of 872 yards and eight touchdowns on 194 carries with Miami last season, while adding 47 catches for 397 yards and two receiving scores. In the Houston offense, now helmed by quarterback Brock Osweiler, we'd expect Miller to see an increased workload and if he can hold up to the added pounding that entails, Miller is a candidate to see a nice uptick in production while clearly heading his new team's backfield.
Miller's deal with the Texans includes $14 million in fully guaranteed money, with the former Dolphin now poised to head Houston's backfield in 2016, as the team has already bid adieu to Arian Foster.
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Lamar Miller and the Miami Dolphins have been unable to agree on a price point for a multi-year contact, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Miller is reportedly seeking a salary above $5 million per season, but since the Dolphins appear unwilling to meet that desire, Miller could hit the open market when free agency opens March 9. Just 24 years old, Miller has averaged 4.6 yards per carry through his first four seasons, and posted 1,269 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns last season. Should Miller and the Dolphins fail to reach agreement on a new contract, his absence would leave rising second-year player Jay Ajayi as the top running back on Miami's roster.
The Miami Dolphins "definitely" want to retain Lamar Miller in free agency this offseason, the Miami Herald reports.
Drafted and developed by the Dolphins over the past four seasons, Miller's effectiveness as both a runner and receiver should interest a new coaching staff under Adam Gase in 2016. With one campaign of 1,000 yards rushing under his belt, Miller has also increased his output through the air each year, while accumulating 22 touchdowns along the way. The backfield is already populated by 2015 fifth-round pick Jay Ajayi, though, so the organization has a difficult decision on its hands.
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