Lamar Miller

#26 RB / Houston Texans / EXP: 8YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 221 lb Age: 28 College: Miami (FL) Bye 10

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Positioned for key role again

    Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman will lead the Houston backfield, Deepi Sidhu of the team's official website reports.It felt like an empty promise in February when then-GM Brian Gaine endorsed Miller as the team's lead back, but Gaine subsequently chose not to add any competition in free agency or the draft. It's unclear whether that decision played a role in his recent firing, as there seems to be some frustration with the Houston Texans failing to use their plethora of cap space to procure meaningful offseason upgrades. The result leaves Miller in a good spot to maintain a large share of the carries, but it also means he'll likely be running behind a subpar offensive line for a fourth straight year. Foreman is the wild card in the picture, potentially challenging for the lead job in his second year back from an Achilles tear. The lower portion of the depth chart contains pass-catching specialist Josh Ferguson, two special teams players (Buddy Howell, Taiwan Jones) and two undrafted rookies (Karan Higdon, Damarea Crockett).

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Endorsed as 2019 starter

    General manager Brian Gaine endorsed Lamar Miller as the Houston Texans' starting running back for the 2019 season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "He's a three-down back," Gaine noted Thursday at the NFL Combine.Houston ranks among the league leaders in cap space this offseason and, probably as a result of which, has been linked to numerous running backs that will soon become available when free agency opens in March. While it's not out of the question for the Texans to add some sort of backfield depth this offseason, it doesn't appear as though Gaine is positioning his team to be in the market for a high-priced veteran such as Le'Veon Bell.

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Catches eight passes

    Lamar Miller carried five times for 18 yards and caught eight of 10 targets for 63 additional yards during Saturday's 21-7 loss to the Colts.Miller's usage as a rusher suffered with his team trailing for most of the day, leading him to finish with one of his poorest rushing performances of the season. He stepped up as a pass catcher, however, finishing second on the team in both catches and receiving yards. While Miller's season ends on a disappointing note, he still piled up 1,217 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns in 17 appearances, which will go down as one of the best seasons of his NFL career. The possibility remains that Miller's role could diminish next season if the team elects to get D'Onta Foreman or any potential backfield additions more involved in the offense, but he would be a useful fantasy asset if he does retain the top spot in the backfield.

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Scores in season finale

    Lamar Miller rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and did not gain yardage on two catches during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jaguars.Miller extended Houston's lead to 13 shortly before halftime, taking the inside handoff and pounding through for a seven-yard score. It was the veteran back's second rushing touchdown in his last three games, but he's averaging just 2.9 yards per carry during that span. Whether this is a blip or a trend will bear monitoring heading into next week's playoff game, most likely against the winner of Sunday night's game between Indianapolis and Tennessee. Miller almost certainly would prefer a rematch with the Titans, against whom he has averaged 8.8 yards per carry this season, as compared to the Colts, against whom he has averaged just 2.9 yards per toe. If the Colts and Titans tie and either or both of Pittsburgh and Baltimore win, then either the Steelers or Ravens could face the Houston Texans next week.

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Ready for Week 17

    Coach Bill O'Brien said Lamar Miller (ankle) is "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.Miller was already upgraded to full practice participation Thursday, but it's nonetheless good to see that carry over to Friday. The 27-year-old should be in line for a full workload against Jacksonville, which features the 18th-ranked rush defense in the NFL (115.7 yards per game) and allows 4.3 yards per carry.

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Returns to full practice

    Lamar Miller (ankle) practiced fully Thursday.After sitting out Week 16's loss to the Eagles, Miller was limited at practice Wednesday, but Thursday's upgrade to full participation aligns with the running back's assessment, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, that his ankle feels "way better" at this stage. Miller is thus in line to return to action Sunday against the Jaguars, who have allowed an average of 115.7 rushing yards per game to date, a mark that ranks 18th overall in the NFL that category.

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Limited practice session Wednesday

    Lamar Miller (ankle) was officially limited at practice Wednesday.That's a positive indicator with regard to his status for Week 17 against the Jaguars, with Drew Dougherty of the Houston Texans' official site noting that "there's a decent chance" Miller will play if things go well for him in practice the next few days. That's a tad more optimistic than coach Bill O'Brien's take on the situation from Monday. Miller's activity will be revisited Thursday to see if he maintains his limited level of practice participation, which seems likely.

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Able to practice Wednesday

    Lamar Miller (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.Miller will likely be listed as a limited participant when the Houston Texans release their first practice report of Week 17, but his ability to take the field in any capacity offers optimism that he has a chance to play Sunday against the Jaguars. While Miller sat out the Week 16 loss to the Eagles, Alfred Blue filled in as the starting running back and compiled 14 yards on four carries and 26 yards on four receptions.

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Has chance to play Week 17

    Coach Bill O'Brien said Lamar Miller (ankle) may return for a Week 17 matchup with the Jaguars, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I think he's got a chance," O'Brien relayed Monday. "[He's] trending upwards."After injuring his right ankle Week 15, Miller maintained a limited listing on injury reports Wednesday through Friday. Despite entering the weekend as questionable, the Houston Texans downgraded him to out Saturday. O'Brien's comments may have been nothing more than coach speak, but it's clear Miller was missed during Sunday's 32-30 loss in Philadelphia. Without his services, the Texans managed less than half of their weekly output on the ground -- just 62 yards -- with Deshaun Watson leading the team in each running statistic (8-49-2), while Alfred Blue and D'Onta Foreman combined for 11 carries, 13 yards and no scores.

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    Texans' Lamar Miller: Out Sunday

    Lamar Miller (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's contest against the Eagles.Head coach Bill O'Brien suggested Friday that Miller had a "chance" at playing Sunday, but that appeared more remote each passing day given the veteran running back was never able to log a full day of practice. Alfred Blue is expected to take over the starting role in Miller's absence, but there's a possibility D'Onta Foreman could see his first action this season after missing most of 2018 while recovering from surgery to his Achilles tendon.