Report: Lamar Miller visiting with Bills
The New England Patriots recently waived running back Lamar Miller after he signed a one-year deal with the team during the offseason. Shortly after his release, the Buffalo Bills are seemingly interested in acquiring the 29-year old player.
ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter bared the developments on Twitter:
Former Patriots’ RB Lamar Miller is visiting today with the Buffalo Bills, per source.
RB Devonta Freeman, who visited Jacksonville this weekend, was unable to reach agreement with the Jaguars, so he remains a free agent.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2020
Lamar Miller spent the early years of his professional career with his hometown Miami Dolphins who selected him 97th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. He stayed with the team for four seasons from 2012 to 2015.
On March 9, 2016, Miller moved on and signed a four-year deal with the Houston Texans. He played a key role in the team’s offense and was a regular starter for head coach Bill O’Brien during his tenure in the Lone Star State.
His solid run was abruptly ended when he suffered a torn ACL injury during the team’s third preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys last season. He failed to make a comeback on the field and missed the entirety of the 2019 season.
On August 13, 2020, Miller signed with the New England Patriots but was subsequently placed on the team’s physically unable to perform list after signing his contract. His sustained injury sidelined him for a significant amount of time which hurt his chances to make the Patriots amidst a shortened offseason.
He would be playing behind sophomore breakout candidate Devin Singletary and competing with rookie Zack Moss for minutes if his visit with the Bills turned out to be a success. Miller is looking to capitalize on the opportunity given to him and make a comeback to the gridiron after a long layoff.