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Report: Lamar Miller set to test free agency after missing 2019

Lamar Miller, Texans

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller is getting set to test free agency, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Miller did not play at all in 2019 as a result of a torn ACL he suffered in preseason. The Miami native made his first Pro Bowl in 2018, rattling off 973 yards while finding the end zone five times and averaging 4.6 yards per tote.

Miller signed with the Texans back in 2016. Miller’s first season in Houston was a success, as he totaled 1,073 yards and five scores as a rusher. The following year, Miller tallied a meager 3.7 yards per attempt while accumulating 888 yards and three touchdowns before bouncing back with that Pro Bowl campaign in 2018.

The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Miami, was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round (97th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

He had a quiet rookie campaign, logging 250 yards and a touchdown. The following year, Miller’s role grew, as he rushed for 709 yards and a couple of scores while averaging four yards per carry.

Then, in 2014, Miller broke out, racking up 1,099 yards while reaching the end zone eight times on the ground, registering 5.1 yards per attempt.

He then took a bit of a step back in 2015, finishing with 872 yards and eight touchdowns while recording 4.5 yards per tote before signing with the Texans that ensuing offseason.

Given the fact that Miller turns 29 next month and that he is coming off a major injury, it should certainly be interesting to see what type of market he will have.