Lamar Miller is not currently on an NFL roster and won't be draftable in a standard league until he is. Miller missed the entire 2019 season due to a torn ACL and hasn't had a 1,000-yard rushing season since 2016. There's not a starting job available for a back of his skill and age. Miller's best case scenario would be as a short-yardage back and handcuff to Devin Singletary which would make him a sleeper in the double-digit rounds.
Miller (knee) posted a video Thursday that shows him sprinting and going through agility drills. The 29-year-old running back suffered a torn ACL last August, wiping out his 2019 campaign. Now an unrestricted free agent, Miller should eventually get a shot with an NFL team, but he'll probably need to accept a contract with minimal guarantees. He may end up battling for a back-end roster spot.
Miller (knee) is set to become a free agent, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Miller suffered a torn ACL in late August and spent the 2019 campaign on injured reserve. Having made it through the entirety of a four-year, $26 million contract, he can now hit the open market ahead of his age-29 season. Between the severe injury in 2019 and his modest efficiency over the previous three years, Miller isn't likely to drum up a huge market in free agency. He averaged 4.1 yards per carry and 7.4 per catch in three seasons with Houston, tallying 3,612 total yards and 18 touchdowns in 44 regular-season games. Most teams figure to view him as a backup, and that's if/when he can prove his health.
The Texans placed Miller (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. An MRI confirmed Miller suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's preseason contest against the Cowboys, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Miller's placement on IR is confirmation that he'll miss the entire 2019 season, leaving Duke Johnson, Josh Ferguson, Karan Higdon, Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett and Taiwan Jones as the running backs currently on the roster. Among those options, Johnson appears to be the favorite for starting snaps.
An MRI confirmed Miller has a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. This report confirms the feared initial diagnosis, though it's not an official announcement from the team. The Texans will turn to Duke Johnson as their starter, with Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett and Josh Ferguson next in line.
Miller, who was carted off the field during Saturday's preseason contest against the Cowboys with a left knee injury, is feared to have suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The torn ACL diagnosis won't be confirmed until an MRI is complete, but Miller appears to be facing a lengthy recovery timetable. The Texans are thin at running back behind their veteran starter with Duke Johnson, Buddy Howell, Damarea Crockett and Josh Ferguson next in line.
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|1||09/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||23||20.37|
|7||10/25||Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|11||11/22||New England Patriots||2||11.94|
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