Washington To Sign RB Lamar Miller Off Bears’ Practice Squad

Lamar Miller is set to join his third team this season. Washington plans to sign the veteran running back off the Bears’ practice squad, Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post reports (on Twitter).

The Bears added Miller to their practice squad in October and have used him in one game this season. He does not have any 2020 carries, however, and has not logged one since the 2018 season. Miller missed all of 2019 due to injury.

Washington played without Antonio Gibson on Sunday and currently has J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber in place as its top backs. Gibson did not practice all last week due to turf toe. While McKissic has functioned as a frequent Alex Smith outlet option (58 catches), Barber is averaging 2.7 yards per carry. Miller, 29, must go through the near-week-long COVID-19 testing protocols before suiting up with his new team.

Washington will be Miller’s fifth NFL franchise. After a four-year run with the Dolphins, Miller started for the Texans from 2016-18. A knee injury wiped out his 2019 season, and after a lengthy stay in free agency, the ninth-year veteran caught on with the Patriots this summer. The Pats, however, released Miller to lead him to Chicago.

Miller has two 1,000-yard seasons (in 2014 and ’16) and was a Pro Bowler in his final Houston slate (2018), when he rushed for 973 yards on 4.6 per tote.

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