Free agent running back Lamar Miller, who missed the entire 2019 season after suffering a torn ACL during the preseason, appears to be performing well as he attempts to showcase his recovery. Miller posted a Twitter video on Thursday that showed him working through agility drills.
Due to COVID-19 protocols, Miller and other NFL free agents aren’t allowed to visit team facilities, so uploading a video of his workout session is the best Miller can do in order to market himself to clubs. Of course, teams are likely wary of committing to a player coming off a serious injury without first getting a look at him in person, so Miller may need to wait until he can visit a club before landing a new contract.
Selected by the Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, Miller started at least 13 games in every season from 2013 through 2018. After signing a four-year, $26MM deal with the Texans in 2016, Miller proceeded to average 978 rushing yards and roughly four touchdowns over the next three seasons, and posted 30 receptions per year.
While many teams have already solidified their running back depth charts, clubs like the Buccaneers, Eagles, and Chargers could still be in the market for a veteran back. Alongside Devonta Freeman, the 29-year-old Miller is arguably the best free agent available in a crop that also includes LeSean McCoy, Theo Riddick, and Alfred Blue.
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