Miller is among the group of running backs working out for the Bears in the wake of Tarik Cohen's season-ending ACL tear, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.
Chicago doesn't have any established options at the position behind David Montgomery, so the Bears would like to add a veteran presence. It remains to be seen whether Miller's that guy.
Miller is set to visit Indianapolis in the wake of Marlon Mack (Achilles) suffering a season-ending injury, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Miller, who spent training camp in New England, also recently logged a visit with the Bills. The veteran could make sense as a depth option for the Colts, as Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins are currently the only healthy running backs on the team's roster. The 29-year-old averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2018, and he looks back to full health after having missed all of 2019 due to an ACL tear.
GM Brandon Beane confirmed that the Bills plan to bring Miller in for a visit, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Beane made it clear that no signing is imminent, noting that Miller's pending visit is "exploratory" and there's "a long way to go before we know if we'd add him to our roster." There had been some speculation that Miller, who was cut by the Patriots this past weekend, could end up on New England's practice squad or on IR under this season's less restrictive parameters. If Miller did end up joining the Bills down the road, however, he'd provide the team with veteran depth behind Devin Singletary and Zack Moss, and in the process supplant either T.J. Yeldon or Taiwan Jones.
The Patriots have released Miller, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The move is a bit surprising, but Miller is bouncing back from an ACL injury and may need a little more time to return to his pre-injury form, as New England running backs coach Ivan Fears recently suggested, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. As Andrew Callahan of The Springfield Republican notes, it's still possible that the Patriots could bring Miller back at a later date.
A hand injury may threaten the Week 1 status of Miller's teammate, Damien Harris, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Harris was trending toward a key role in the Patriots' backfield to start the season, but his potential absence could create added early-season opportunities for last year's lead back Sony Michel, and perhaps Miller to a lesser extent, with pass-catching back James White and versatile Rex Burkhead also on hand. It may be a stretch to think that Miller -- who missed the 2019 season with a torn ACL -- is ready for a big workload out of the gate, but running backs coach Ivan Fears believes that 29-year-old, who averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2018, can "bounce back and be the guy he was," while adding that he's sure "that's going to take a little time." The first order of business for Miller will be securing a roster spot, though it must be noted that some offseason rules changes have given teams added flexibility to stash players, something that could help Miller's cause in that regard.
Miller (knee), who was taken off the PUP list Monday, believes he's moved past the torn ACL he suffered last August, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports. "[The ACL] feels good. Everything feels good," Miller said Tuesday.
Over a year removed from the injury, Miller indicated that he believes he would be ready to play in a preseason game this week, if the exhibitions hadn't been cancelled by the NFL. Though Miller is trying to make his mark in a backfield that also includes Sony Michel, Damien Harris, James White and Rex Burkhead, the 29-year-old's track record and the fact that the team activated him from the PUP list suggests that he can't be written off. The roster moves the Patriots make in the coming days should add some clarity to the situation, but for now Miller's range of fantasy outcomes is wide, especially with Michel healthy again and with Harris making a push for early-down work.
Miller (knee) has been taken off the PUP list to participate in Monday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Miller spent three weeks on the list after signing with the Patriots on Aug. 10. He'll try to make his case for a roster spot, but it could be difficult now that Sony Michel (foot) is also available, joining Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead. The 29-year-old Miller missed all of last season with a torn ACL.
The Patriots are placing Miller on their active/PUP list, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
The recently signed running back suffered a torn ACL last August, so the Patriots have elected to ease the 29-year-old into the mix. Assuming no lingering issues with his knee, once Miller returns to practice he'll look to carve out a role in New England's crowded backfield, which is currently minus Sony Michel, who's on the PUP list with a foot injury. Also in the mix are are pass-catching ace James White, Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris and undrafted rookie J.J. Taylor.
The Patriots have signed Miller (knee) to a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Miller is bouncing back from a torn ACL that he suffered last August. He gives the Patriots some added depth at running back, with Sony Michel on the PUP list with a foot injury. Also in the team's backfield mix are James White, Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris and J.J. Taylor, a context that doesn't provide an immediate path to steady carries for the 29-year-old Miller, who last saw regular-season action with the Texans in 2018.
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.
Miller (leg) was carted off the field during the first quarter of Saturday's preseason contest in Dallas, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Miller took a blindside hit from Cowboys defensive lineman Maliek Collins. Per Aaron Reiss of The Athletic, the Texans' medical staff was examining Miller's left leg, but the nature of the injury won't be known until further notice. The next players up in this backfield are Duke Johnson, Buddy Howell, Josh Ferguson and Damarea Crockett.
Miller was carted off with a left knee injury in Saturday's preseason game, Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The immediate reaction to Miller's injury was that it looked pretty nasty, with a number of teammates coming over to console him as he was carted off. Duke Johnson is his top backup.
Miller now has a proven backup in Duke Johnson, who the Texans acquired in a trade Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Miller remains the team's starter, but prior to the move there had been an open competition for backup slotting. Johnson's known for his pass-catching ability, so he'll provide the Texans with a nice change-of-pace option behind Miller. While the addition of Johnson figures to limit Miller's passing targets, Miller is still in line to handle the bulk of the team's early down work, thus retaining a solid floor fantasy floor, so long as he avoids injuries.
The Texans are looking to be a better rushing team in the red zone, particularly inside the 5-yard-line, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Miller had just five attempts inside the 5 last season, tied for 31st.
if the Texans succeed in becoming a more productive rushing team in close, that will result in more touchdown opportunities for Miller and backup D'Onta Foreman. "That's the difference between being a good offense and a great offense, being able to run the ball in whenever you get down there," quarterback Deshaun Watson said. "That's (something) we want to focus on. Once we get in the red zone like we did last year, we have to find ways to get the ball in the end zone." The Texans often settled for field goals in the red zone, with placekicker Ka'imi Fairbairn leading the league in attempts (42), makes (37) and points (150).
Coach Bill O'Brien said Miller is still the lead back in Houston, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
Asked about the competition between Miller and D'Onta Foreman, the Texans' head coach essentially shot down the idea, saying Miller is the starter and it's everything else that still needs to be determined. While Foreman doesn't have much competition for the No. 2 job, any challenge for Miller's spot may need to take place in-season rather than this summer. Regardless, the Houston backfield will require close watching throughout training camp and beyond, as Miller has been mediocre for years now.
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 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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