Miller is being suspended six games for violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The 33-year-old fullback is currently residing on the Jaguars' practice squad, but he'll now be unavailable for at least a month and a half given this latest update. Miller had appeared in the Jaguars' first seven games of the season before being bumped from the active roster Oct. 30, collecting an average of eight offensive snaps per contest.
The Jaguars released Miller on Friday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
The 33-year-old fullback returned to the league this season after a four-year hiatus, and he suited up in seven straight games before the Jaguars' bye week. He didn't receive a carry, but he caught his lone target for two yards. Miller could seek another team or secure a practice-squad deal.
Miller signed a contract with the Jaguars on Saturday.
Miller last played in 2015, but he started 47 games over five years with the 49ers. The 33-year-old is making a comeback with hopes of securing a roster spot with the Jags. If he earns the job, he'll mainly pave the way for Leonard Fournette and Chris Thompson.
The 49ers have released Miller.
Per the Sacramento Bee, Miller's release follows reports that Miller had allegedly been arrested for assault, stemming from an incident in a San Francisco hotel early Monday morning.
Miller has been adapting well to his new position of tight end, showing impressive route-running ability, CSN Bay Area reports.
Miller was moved from fullback to tight end when Chip Kelly came to town due to the new coach not having fullback as a position on his depth chart. He has always been a great playmaker out of the backfield, but never had enough plays drawn up for him to make any sort of fantasy impact. If Miller were to jump up the depth chart and carve out a significant role this preseason, then he could have deep league value at tight end after posting a career-high 13.5 YPC as a fullback last season.
Miller was informed that he will be a tight end this season, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
Miller was seen taking snaps at tight end during the 49ers' offseason program. Running backs coach Tom Rathman made it official by telling Miller that he no longer has a spot in the running back room. This move should come as no surprise, as new head coach Chip Kelly rarely uses a fullback in his offensive attack. Miller will have a lot of competition for targets as a tight end, but he did put up a career-high 13.5 YPC in 2015, so there is some potential there if he has a significant role this season.
Miller has been mixing in snaps at tight end during the 49ers' offseason program, CSN Bay Area reports.
Miller has served as the team's fullback for the past five seasons, but he did see limited snaps at tight end last year. The reason for the potential role change is Chip Kelly's read-option offense, which doesn't utilize a fullback. Miller's versatile skill set and good hands (76 career receptions for 734 yards) should make the transition seamless, and he should be in the mix for snaps during training camp.
Miller went for a career-high 89 yards on three catches in Sunday's win over Baltimore.
Miller went unaccounted for on a couple occasions, and the veteran fullback made the Ravens pay. He has been involved in the passing game in the past, but has been almost invisible before Sunday's outburst. Miller could see more targets going forward given the lack of production from the tight end position this season, but not enough to make him fantasy relevant.
49ers fullback Bruce Miller returned to practice Friday and apologized for his role in a domestic dispute with his then-fiancee in March, although he claimed he did not strike the woman, per the San Jose Mercury News.
Miller, who pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge Wednesday, said he was excited to return to the team after working out on his own while the case played out.
"I'm completely committed to taking the steps necessary to be here and be part of this team," said Miller, who must undergo counseling as part of his plea.
49ers fullback Bruce Miller was ordered to undergo counseling after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge Wednesday, authorities said.
Miller was charged after he involved in an incident with his then-fiancee in March at a Santa Clara shopping plaza, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
With Miller having no previous criminal record, prosecutors felt counseling would be best instead of jail time.
"With domestic-violence situations, our office takes them very seriously, knowing they can escalate quite quickly," Deputy district attorney Tyrone Wilson said. "We wanted to make sure the disposition we crafted was one that considered his lack of criminal history and how he took early responsibility. The conflict counseling will ensure he has better tools to deal with this in the future."
Six players were absent from the 49ers' OTA practice on Thursday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Those not present were wide receiver Anquan Boldin, fullback Bruce Miller, offensive linemen Alex Boone and Anthony Davis, punter Andy Lee and kicker Phil Dawson.
OTA practices are voluntary and players are not required to attend.
Linebacker NaVorro Bowman was also not present though he was given the day off by 49ers coach Jim Tomsula. Bowman missed the 2014 season after sustaining an ACL tear during the 2013 playoffs.
49ers fullback Bruce Miller was charged with vandalism, according to a press release obtained by the Bay Area News Group.
The Santa County District Attorney's office released the press release stating that Miller is facing a misdemeanor vandalism charge.
The alleged incident occurred March 5 when Miller and his girlfriend were arguing in a parking garage in Santa Clara. Miller allegedly took his girlfriend's cell phone and smashed it against a wall.
He was originally arrested on a charge of spousal battery, but the girlfriend refused medical attention and did not have any visible injuries.
49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested Thursday on the charge of spousal battery, per NBCBayArea.com.
The news was pulled from a Santa Clara Police arrest log.
Miller, 27, is entering his fifth season with the 49ers.
San Francisco fullback Bruce Miller led the team in receiving Week 15.
Miller hauled in four passes for 56 yards during the contest. The 49ers had a tough time getting anything going against a tough Seattle defense, and no receiver was able to put up a big game. Miller also got some work in the run game with Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde out with injuries. He gained 4 yards on two carries.
Miller will look for more Week 16 against the Chargers.
The 49ers backup pass catchers did little Week 14 against the Raiders.
Tight end Vernon Davis hauled in two passes, gaining 26 yards. Garrett Celek had just one catch, gaining 22 yards. Fullback Bruce Miller also had one catch, but made it count. In the first quarter, Miller hauled in an 8 yard touchdown reception from Colin Kaepernick.
The trio will take on the Seahawks Week 15.
Six players listed as probable for Week 13 on the 49ers' final injury report are active Thursday, including running backs Frank Gore (knee) and Bruce Miller (shoulder), safeties Eric Reid (ankle) and Raymond Ventrone (groin), defensive tackle Justin Smith (back) and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (quad).
Gore struggled in Week 12, managing just 36 yards on 13 carries, but he wasn't thought to be in danger of missing the key NFC West battle.
The 49ers released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and they listed tight end Derek Carrier (foot), tackle Anthony Davis (concussion) and defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey (forearm) as out for Thursday's game against the Seahawks.
Cornerback Tramaine Brock (hamstring), wide receiver Bruce Ellington (ankle) and tight Vance McDonald (back) were all listed as questionable, while running back Frank Gore (knee), wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (quadricep), defensive end Ray McDonald (knee), running back Bruce Miller(shoulder), safety Eric Reid (ankle), defensive end Justin Smith (back) and safety Raymond Ventrone (groin) were all listed as probable.
The 49ers got offensive contributions from several role players in their Week 5 win over the Chiefs. Among them, tight end Derek Carrier caught both his targets for 16 yards and fullback Bruce Miller had a 10-yard grab.
Wideout Bruce Ellington rushed once for zero yards and had a 1-yard catch. Tight end Vance McDonald was targeted twice without a catch.
The 49ers got contributions from a variety of players in their Week 2 loss to the Bears. Wideout Steve Johnson caught two of four targets for 26 yards, tight end Vance McDonald had a 9-yard reception and fullback Bruce Miller carried once for no gain.
Receiver Bruce Ellington was targeted once without a catch.
The 49ers have agreed to a three-year deal with fullback Bruce Miller, reports ESPN.
Miller has spent the first three years of his career with the 49ers. He is known for his blocking but has 16 carries for 39 yards and 48 catches for 410 yards and a touchdown in his career.
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