Miller will be competing against fourth-round draft pick Keke Coutee for the slot receiver job in 2018, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Miller has yet to pan out since being drafted as a third-rounder in 2016. The Texans are trying to fit him in as a slot receiver, but Coutee's selection should be seen as an indication of the team's view of Miller thus far.
Miller caught two of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's 22-13 loss to Indianapolis.
Miller was handed a starting assignment Sunday due to DeAndre Hopkins (calf) being inactive, but was unable to make much of a splash with the opportunity. That could be due to Houston playing with its third-string quarterback, T.J. Yates, but Miller has been disappointing since being selected in the third round of the 2016 draft. He had a good two-game stretch (nine catches, 114 yards) in Weeks 12 and 13, but an inability to get open consistently has kept him buried on the depth chart. An optimist may view Miller as a deep sleeper in 2018, particularly with the return of quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) and the impact that will have on the Texans' wideouts. However, Miller was inactive for two games started by Watson and when he was active, was given fewer snaps/targets than undrafted free agent Bruce Ellington.
Miller is slated to start at wide receiver in place of DeAndre Hopkins (calf) on Sunday at Indianapolis, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
On Friday, the Texans ruled out Hopkins for the season finale, setting Miller up to make his third start of the season. In the first two, Miller accumulated seven receptions (on nine targets) for 53 yards, but he also had the benefit of operating with Hopkins in the lineup. On this occasion, Will Fuller is the other starting wideout and T.J. Yates will be under center, so while the opportunity should be there Sunday, Miller doesn't have a great setup to make an impact in the box score.
Miller (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Miller wasn't able to practice at all last week before being ruled out ahead of Sunday's 45-7 loss to the Jaguars, so his full session four days later implies he's progressing nicely through the concussion protocol. The wideout will still need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist to return to game action, but it's looking likely that he'll get the green light before Monday's showdown with the Steelers arrives. Miller should settle back in as the Texans' No. 3 wideout after the other three receivers behind him on the depth chart -- DeAndrew White, Chris Thompson and Cobi Hamilton -- combined for just one reception on eight targets over the past two weeks while Miller was sidelined.
Miller (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
With T.J. Yates starting at quarterback for the Texans on Sunday, Miller may have struggled to make a notable impact as the club's No. 3 wideout even if he had suited up. DeAndrew White is likely to fill that role in Week 15 after catching one of his six targets for 24 yards in last week's loss to the 49ers.