Miller (illness) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
It sounds like Miller has fully recovered from the illness caused him to be estimated as a non-participant Monday. He should be good to go for Thursday's game against New Orleans.
Miller (shoulder/illness) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury report, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
While the Falcons did not hold an official practice session Monday, the team was mandated to put out an estimated injury report with a game forthcoming Thursday. The rookie defensive back was listed as a DNP after dressing for Sunday's 35-22 loss to the Buccaneers and fielding seven special teams snaps. Miller carries a questionable designation for the time being, and his practice participation merits further examination over the next two days with a Thanksgiving matchup against New Orleans approaching.
Miller was complimented by teammate Julio Jones, who continues to laud the rookie's immense confidence and attitude during training camp, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. "He's one of those guys, you want to keep beating him because he's going to keep coming back," Jones said. "I love everything about him. The way he approaches the game, everything."
When it comes to game action, and the bright lights are on in a meaningful NFL game, we will truly see if the rookie possesses the advantageously short memory that Jones is alluding to. But one thing is for sure, Miller certainly knows how to make an impression. The 22-year-old defensive back reportedly approached the six-time Pro Bowl receiver at one of his first practices with the team and said, "I want to cover you. I want to get better." A fifth-round selection of the Falcons in April's draft, Miller isn't likely to see much playing time on the defensive side this year, but he will be afforded the opportunity to sharpen his skills by routinely going up against one of the NFL's best receiving corps in practice.
The Falcons selected Miller in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 172nd overall.
Miller becomes the second secondary player to be drafted by the Falcons on Day 3. A track star in high school, Miller certainly boasts the athletic profile of a cover corner, but he was inconsistent at times for Washington, often times finding himself a step late on passes in his direction. Expect Miller to begin his career as a special teams gunner for Atlanta.
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