Miller (undisclosed) was traded from the Bears to the Texans on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Miller has been in trade rumors for much of the offseason and will now get a fresh start with the Texans. His best season came in 2019, when he logged 52 receptions for 656 yards and two touchdowns. He played a significant role once again with the Bears in 2020 and lined up almost exclusively in the slot. Miller's fit with the Texans will be interesting, as Randall Cobb was the team's primary slot receiver in 2020 and remains under contract.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Wednesday that Miller wasn't at practice due to a minor issue, which he described as a "nick," Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
Once healthy, Miller, who is looking to bounce back from a rough 2020 season, will aim to establish some rapport with new Bears quarterbacks Andy Dalton and Justin Fields. Miller's injury doesn't appear to be anything serious, so look for him to rejoin workouts in the near future as he looks to impress heading into the final year of his rookie contract.
The Bears have recently made Miller available for trade, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 2018 second-round pick arguably regressed in 2020 and now has just one season remaining on his rookie contract. The Bears presumably are just looking for a late-round pick in exchange for the wideout, and it's still possible they release Miller if they aren't able to find a trade partner. Miller's ejection from the playoff loss to New Orleans may have been the last straw, with Bears chairman George McCaskey mentioning a few weeks later that he wasn't sure if the team would bring the 26-year-old back for 2021.
Bears chairman George McCaskey isn't sure if Miller will be on the team in 2021, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Miller had a frustrating end to a disappointing season, getting ejected from the wild-card loss to New Orleans after he punched Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson. McKaskey revealed that the team had a meeting to discuss Gardner-Johnson before the game, warning players not to respond to his antics the way fellow wideout Javon Wims did during the Week 8 matchup with New Orleans. Regardless, Miller ended up making the same mistake and was ejected in the third quarter of Chicago's season-ending loss. The 2018 second-round pick averaged just 3.1 catches for 30.3 yards per game during the regular season, and he didn't score a touchdown after Week 3. Miller has one year remaining on his rookie contract, but it sounds like the Bears might consider a trade or perhaps even an outright release.
Miller has been ejected from Sunday's wild-card game against the Saints in the third quarter, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Miller was ejected as a result of shoving/punching Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson. He had two catches (three targets) for 22 yards and one carry for two yards before leaving the field. The 2018 second-round pick had a chance to handle an increased role on offense with impressive rookie Darnell Mooney (ankle) sidelined, but instead Javon Wims will close out Sunday's game as the clear No. 2 option behind Allen Robinson.
Miller caught two passes for 13 yards in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
After showing some signs of fantasy relevance in the middle portion of the season, Miller failed to reach 17 yards in any of the last four games, and he ended the season with 49 receptions for 485 yards and two touchdowns. After the Bears finish their playoff run, he'll enter the last year of his rookie deal, but he'll need to show significant improvement before being considered a reliable fantasy factor.
Miller caught two passes for 10 yards in Chicago's 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Miller was targeted just three times, and he failed to reach 17 yards for the third straight game. His lack of production over the last five games makes him a difficult player to trust in Week 17 against the Packers.
Miller caught one pass for 13 yards in Chicago's 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.
Even though the Bears threw the football just 21 times in a game they led throughout, Miller was targeted just a single time, leading to his worst yardage total in eight games. He's been held to fewer than 30 yards in four of the last five games, making him a risky fantasy option in Week 16 despite a fantastic matchup against the Jaguars.
Miller caught two passes for 16 yards in Chicago's 36-7 win over the Texans on Sunday.
While the game was in question, the passing attack focused on Allen Robinson and the tight ends, resulting in Miller seeing his fewest targets in any game this season. He's only posted more than 60 yards once over his last 12 games, and it's unlikely that he'll provide fantasy managers with significant upside during the playoffs.
Miller caught five passes for 56 yards in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Miller caught each of his five targets, as he consistently had plenty of open space in the middle of the field. However, because the Bears were winning for the majority this contest, they were fairly balanced between rushing and passing attempts, potentially keeping Miller from seeing additional targets. He's posted at least 56 yards in three of the last five games while averaging eight targets over the last four weeks, and he should be a solid floor option with limited upside in the fantasy playoffs.
Miller caught three passes for 28 yards in Chicago's 41-25 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Miller was mostly quiet until the game was out of hand, resulting in only six targets and a modest amount of yardage. He's been targeted at least five times in the majority of games this season, but he's surpassed 28 yards only twice over his last eight contests. Unless his role in the offense becomes more consistent, he'll be a tough player to trust in fantasy lineups.
Miller caught two passes on seven targets for 28 yards in Chicago's 19-13 loss to Minnesota on Monday.
Although Miller was second on the team in targets, Nick Foles was under heavy pressure throughout the game, and the passing attack was barely able to crack 100 yards. However, Miller was targeted on a deep route late in the fourth quarter that could've resulted in a score, but the ball was slightly overthrown. Although he hasn't been a strong performer this season, he's been targeted 26 times over the last three games, and his volume makes him a player who could emerge as a solid flex option down the stretch.
Miller caught five passes for 59 yards in the Bears' 24-17 loss to the Titans on Sunday.
With the Bears falling behind by double digits in the first half, Nick Foles threw the ball a season-high 52 times, which resulted in Miller seeing eight targets on his way to his second straight productive performance, though he lost a fumble as the team was trying to mount a late comeback. He's started to come on over the last two weeks after averaging fewer than 20 yards over the previous six games, and he may be worth adding to fantasy rosters for depth purposes.
Miller (toe) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Tennessee, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Miller never quite progressed to full participation but did manage limited practices both Thursday and Friday. He had season highs for catches (eight) and targets (11) last week against the Saints, after seeing six or fewer targets in each of Chicago's first seven games.
Miller (toe) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate.
The Bears didn't practice Thursday, so Miller technically hasn't got on the field this week, but he'll have one more chance to prove his health before the weekend. Coming off a season-best eight catches and 11 targets (for 73 yards) this past Sunday against the Saints, he'll look to keep it up Week 9 against a Tennessee defense that has given up the second-most receptions (124) to wide receivers this season. That is, assuming Miller is active.
Miller was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to a toe injury.
Miller is making his first appearance on the injury report this season on the heels of an eight-catch, 73-yard performance in last week's loss to the Saints. His status will be one to watch as the week proceeds, and Riley Ridley would be the next man up to join Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney in three-receiver sets if Miller can't go Sunday in Tennessee.
Miller caught eight passes for 73 yards in the Bears' 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints on Sunday.
With the Bears trailing throughout the fourth quarter, Miller became a primary target on short passes to keep the Saints' pass rush off of Nick Foles, which led to Miller's highest yardage total since Week 1. Despite his solid stat line, he failed to reach 30 yards in any of his last four games, and he'll need to show some weekly consistency before becoming a reliable fantasy option.
Miller caught three passes on five targets for 20 yards in Chicago's 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday.
Miller was targeted just once in the first half, but with the Bears trailing throughout the second half, he saw an uptick in volume, including one target in the end zone that was broken up. Over the last four games, he's averaging only 18 yards without scoring a touchdown, and until he turns things around, he won't be a recommended fantasy option.
Miller caught three passes for eight yards in Chicago's 23-16 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.
Although Miller caught each of his three targets, he was unable to generate any yardage after the catch, leading to a disappointing fantasy performance. He's now had three games in which he's failed to reach 20 yards and has not posted more than 41 yards in any contest the season. Unless his role in the offense changes significantly, he'll be very difficult to trust in weekly fantasy lineups.
Miller caught four passes for 28 yards in Chicago's 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers on Thursday.
Miller was targeted solely on short passes and was unable to get much yardage after the catch, though he came up with a huge third-down catch to move the chains in the last two minutes of the game to help lead the Bears to a win. Unless he becomes a bigger part of the offense, he'll be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups, as he's posted just 85 yards over the last four games.
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