Bears Work Out Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller‘s workout tour continues. On Wednesday, the Bears auditioned Miller and a handful of other running backs in the wake of Tarik Cohen’s injury, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets

[RELATED: Bears Lose Tarik Cohen]

Miller inked a one-year deal with the Patriots over the summer, but failed to inch ahead of Damien Harris, Sony Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead before the cutdown deadline. The veteran has been itching to return to the field for a while — he tore his ACL in the 2019 preseason with the Texans and hasn’t seen live action in over a year.

Miller is reportedly healthy now, and he could be a great mid-season grab for the Bears. The 29-year-old earned a Pro Bowl nod during his last healthy season, rushing for five scores and 973 yards on 210 carries (4.6 yards per carry) with the Texans. He also added 25 receptions for 163 receiving yards and one touchdown during that 2018 campaign. Those numbers don’t quite match Cohen’s best receiving work, but the Bears would gladly take that sort of production alongside David Montgomery.

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7 comments on “Bears Work Out Lamar Miller

  1. crosseyedlemon

    So a guy who hasn’t been healthy enough to play in over a year is going to solve your injury problems?

  2. TJECK109

    Really shows the lack of interest teams have when it comes to trading depth this season. With the uncertainty of Covid it seems like teams are willing to keep 4 deep just to be safe

  3. parx

    I don’t think he would be a bad pickup but gotta imagine Cohens touches will basically be 100% replaced by cordarelle Patterson for the rest of this season

  4. rondon

    They need to sign “Snacks” Harrison to shore up their bad run defense. Take a couple weeks for him to get up to speed, but worth it. They really miss Eddie Goldman

    • MickNaize

      Agree. This will help the team more. Monty will carry the load at RB with Patterson giving them different looks. Ginn, Miller, & Mooney are not a huge downgrade for the quick game. That being said Miller has put up some good numbers before and he wouldn’t be a bad addition.

    • thebare54

      No Miller Shoulder cannot handle punt return for the entire season . He is to value able as a WR to get hurt there . Coach Williams of the Jets is back to his dirty tricks get him out of the league it’s rough enough with out that crap.

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