Jan 27, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; AFC running back Lamar Miller (26) runs with the ball during the first half in the NFL Pro Bowl football game at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: RB Lamar Miller to sign with Washington

Dec 3, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots center Ted Karras (75) against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. New England beats Buffalo 23 to 3. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Lamar Miller agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Football Team, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday.

Miller, 29, spent time in 2020 with the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears and Washington. He had made just one appearance in a game, however, recording two receptions for six yards while logging five snaps in the Bears’ 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 16.

Miller likely will serve as depth behind running backs Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber in Washington.

Miller missed the entire 2019 season after sustaining a torn left ACL during a preseason game. He spent last summer trying to return with the Patriots but was cut shortly before Week 1.

Miller posted 1,000-yard seasons with the Miami Dolphins in 2014 and the Houston Texans in 2016. He made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after rushing for 973 yards and five touchdowns and catching 25 passes for 163 yards and one score in 14 games with Houston.

Selected in the fourth round by Miami in 2012, Miller has rushed for 5,864 yards and 32 touchdowns and caught 211 passes for 1,571 yards and eight TDs in 106 games (89 starts) with the Dolphins, Texans and Bears.

–Field Level Media

Jan 5, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears expect to sign RB Miller to practice squad

The Chicago Bears are poised to bolster their backfield depth as they are reportedly expected to sign veteran Lamar Miller.

The NFL Network reported Friday that the 29-year-old Smith, a two-time 1,000-yard rusher, will join the Bears’ practice squad upon signing.

Miller worked out for the team earlier this week, according to reports, as the Bears search for help at running back following the season-ending torn ACL suffered by Tarik Cohen in last Sunday’s win at Atlanta.

Chicago’s current starter, second-year back David Montgomery has posted a team-high 43 carries in three games with 191 yards. He has not scored a rushing touchdown, but has one receiving score. Chicago has also elevated rookie running back Artavis Pierce to the active roster.

Miller has not played since the 2018 season while with the Houston Texans. He missed the entire 2019 campaign after suffering a torn left ACL during a preseason game. He spent this summer trying to return with the New England Patriots, but was cut shortly before Week 1.

Miller posted 1,000-yard seasons with the Miami Dolphins in 2014 and the Texans in 2016. He made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after rushing for 973 yards and five touchdowns and catching 25 passes for 163 yards and one score in 14 games with Houston.

Drafted in the fourth round by Miami in 2012, Miller has rushed for 5,864 yards and 32 touchdowns and caught 209 passes for 1,565 yards and eight TDs in 105 games (89 starts) with the Dolphins and Texans.

–Field Level Media

Jan 23, 2019; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) poses during AFC practice for the 2019 Pro Bowl  at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Free agent RB Miller meeting with Bills

The Buffalo Bills are meeting with running back Lamar Miller on Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

The New England Patriots released the 29-year-old veteran on Saturday.

Miller missed the entire 2019 campaign after suffering a torn left ACL during a preseason game.

He posted 1,000-yard seasons with the Miami Dolphins in 2014 and the Houston Texans in 2016. He made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after rushing for 973 yards and five touchdowns and catching 25 passes for 163 yards and one score in 14 games with Houston.

Drafted in the fourth round by Miami in 2012, Miller has rushed for 5,864 yards and 32 touchdowns and caught 209 passes for 1,565 yards and eight TDs in 105 games (89 starts) with the Dolphins and Texans.

Second-year running back Devin Singletary is the starter in Buffalo, which also has 2020 third-round pick Zack Moss and veterans T.J. Yeldon and Taiwan Jones on the roster.

–Field Level Media

Jul 25, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) during training camp at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Report: RB Miller cut by Patriots

The New England Patriots cut former Pro Bowl running back Lamar Miller as the team works its way down to the 53-player roster limit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Miller agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the team in August, but was unable to crack a deep backfield that includes Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris and undrafted free-agent J.J. Taylor.

Miller missed all of the 2019 season after sustaining a torn ACL in the Houston Texans’ preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. He managed to get in just one week of practice after coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list in August.

The 29-year-old rushed for 2,934 yards and 13 touchdowns in three active seasons with the Texans. He also reeled in 92 receptions for 678 yards and five scores. he was a Pro Bowl selection in 2018.

Miller has rushed for 5,864 yards and 32 touchdowns and added 209 receptions for 1,565 yards with eight scores in seven active seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Texans. He was selected by the Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Patriots opened the day with 77 players on the roster.

–Field Level Media

Aug 24, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) is carted off the field after suffering an apparent injury in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Agent: RB Miller, Patriots agree to one-year contract

Running back Lamar Miller and the New England Patriots have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Per Rosenhaus, the agreement hinges on Miller passing a physical.

Miller missed all of the 2019 season after sustaining a torn ACL in the Houston Texans’ third preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The 29-year-old rushed for 2,934 yards and 13 touchdowns in three active seasons with the Texans. He also reeled in 92 receptions for 678 yards and five scores.

Miller has rushed for 5,864 yards and 32 touchdowns and added 209 receptions for 1,565 yards with eight scores in seven active seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Texans. He was selected by the Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

He joins a Patriots’ depth chart that includes Sony Michel (physically unable to perform list), James White, Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris and undrafted free-agent J.J. Taylor.

–Field Level Media

Week 13 Fantasy Disappointments

Week 13 was the final chance for most fantasy owners to get their team in the playoffs, so getting solid production from everyone on the roster was extremely crucial. Unfortunately, some of the top players in the NFL faltered when it matter the most for fantasy football owners. These are the three players that disappointed their fantasy owners the most in Week 13 of the 2016 NFL season.
Drew Brees
Few things have been more reliable over the years than Drew Brees playing at home in the Superdome, but all of that changed on Sunday. Brees entered his Week 13 matchup against the Detroit Lions as one of the top scoring quarterbacks in fantasy football. The Lions had also struggled to stop the pass most of the season. While this appeared to be a great matchup for Brees, he ended up having his worst game of the season. Brees managed to throw for 326 yards, but he also ended up with three interceptions and zero touchdowns. The poor performance ended his NFL-record streak of 60 straight home games with at least one touchdown. Drew Brees is one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the NFL, so he should be able to bounce back with solid performances the rest of the season.
Lamar Miller
Unlike Drew Brees, Lamar Miller has disappointed his fantasy owners on more than one occasion this season. Miller entered this season as one of the most interesting running backs in the league, but he has consistently failed to live up to his high expectations. Since Miller is averaging just under 20 carries a game, it has been hard for fantasy owners to find a better option on a weekly basis. A snowy field against the Green Bay Packers appeared to create a great matchup for Miller in Week 13, but he was unable to find running room throughout the entire game. While he got to touch the ball 15 times, Lamar Miller only accumulated 18 yards. With disappointing performances in the last two weeks, it is going to be hard for to trust Miller in the fantasy football playoffs. He just does not look capable of putting together a solid game in the inept offense of the Houston Texans.
Davante Adams
No wide receiver disappointed their fantasy owners more than Davante Adams in Week 13. Adams was coming off a game that saw him get 113 receiving yards and two touchdowns, but he was unable to get anything going against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Going up against the great secondary of the Texans was not a great matchup for Adams, but it was hard to put him on the bench after his amazing game in Week 12. The snowy conditions in Green Bay did not make it easier for Adams to get open on a consistent basis. While he was targeted seven times, Davante Adams only caught one pass for 17 yards. Adams has two tough games in the fantasy playoffs, so his production may continue to be erratic the rest of the season despite surpassing Randall Cobb on the depth chart.

Week 5 Fantasy Disappointments

The NFL and fantasy football are filled with surprises and disappointments. Something shocking is almost guaranteed to happen every week. The potential of chaos at any moment is one of the things that makes fantasy football so much fun to play. These are the three players that disappointed their fantasy football owners the most during Week 5.
Julio Jones
Julio Jones was coming off the sixth best receiving game in NFL history, so he was always going to have a hard time living up to expectations in Week 5. He was also stuck playing against the great cornerbacks of the Denver Broncos that have been able to shut down every great receiver they have faced this season. All of the fantasy football experts had Julio Jones ranked much lower than normal heading into Week 5, but he still managed to disappoint his owners. Jones only had two receptions for a total of 29 yards against the Broncos. The future should be a lot brighter for Julio Jones, but he may struggle to meet his lofty expectations on a weekly basis as the Falcons feature a much more balanced offense than last year.
Lamar Miller
Lamar Miller entered the 2016 season as the consensus 10th overall ranked player in fantasy football. While he has never lived up to this ranking, Miller still produced solid stats in his first four games thanks to a large number of carries each week. While the Vikings have one of the best defenses in the NFL, fantasy owners were still expecting a solid game from Miller thanks to his impressive workload. He severely disappointed by only gaining 20 rushing yards on eight attempts against the Vikings. Despite the horrible start, the upcoming schedule is very favorable for Lamar Miller. If the Texans continue the commitment to the running game they showed in their first four games, then Miller should be one of the more valuable running backs the rest of the fantasy football season.
Eli Manning
Eli Manning had three straight unimpressive games entering his Week 5 contest against the Green Bay Packers. Fantasy owners were still expecting big things from Manning because of the great matchup. The Packers have a great rush defense, but they showed no ability to stop the pass before their game against the New York Giants, who many believed would have one of the most potent offenses in the league this season. Manning only tallied 199 passing yards and one late touchdown against the depleted secondary of the Packers. Unlike the other two players on this list, it is hard to trust Manning in the near future. The terrible play calling of Ben McAdoo will probably limit Manning’s upside the rest of the season, so he is only a desperation play at this point in the fantasy football season.

Lamar Miller to be used like LeSean McCoy

<p> Could Lamar Miller be this year's LeSean McCoy?</p> <p> The Miami Dolphins sure hope so as Miller appears to be posited for that kind of role in their offense. With Bill Lazor, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles as a quarterbacks coach, filling the offensive coordinator role with the Dolphins, Miller has been practicing in the manner McCoy was used a season ago.</p> <p> On top of that, according to the Miami Herald, <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/27/4258330/miami-dolphins-lamar-miller-hopes.html#storylink=cpy">Miller has gained strength and kept his speed for the upcoming season</a>, which could make him a potential surprise as September nears.</p> <p> "He looks good, he looks stronger than he's ever been," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "I don't think he's sacrificed any speed whatsoever."</p> <p> One reason Miller has been given this opportunity is due to Knowshon Moreno's knee issue, which required arthroscopic surgery this offseason. On top of that, Miller was already ahead of the former Bronco on the depth chart during offseason activities.</p> <p> Miller did not have the kind of season many expected of him a year ago, averaging just 4.0 yards per carry. If Lazor's fast-paced offense can click with this unit, then Miller could be a potential breakout candidate in 2014.</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/jasonhbutt">@JasonHButt</a></p>