Falcons, WR Scotty Miller Agree To Deal

Making the opposite move of Russell Gage, Scotty Miller will venture from the Buccaneers to the Falcons. Atlanta is adding the former Tampa Bay wide receiver on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

A former Bucs sixth-round pick, Miller played out his rookie contract with the team last season. Miller will join Mack Hollins as offseason Falcons receiver additions.

Miller made steady contributions to the Bucs’ Super Bowl LV-winning team two years ago but did not factor into the team’s final two Tom Brady-piloted passing attacks much. The diminutive speedster has totaled just 223 receiving yards, along with no touchdowns, since 2021. Miller will aim to bounce back in Atlanta.

In 2020, however, the Bowling Green alum worked alongside Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to give Brady a nice receiving trio. Miller caught 33 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns that year. He eclipsed 70 receiving yards four times from Week 1 to Week 7. But the Bucs’ about-face on Antonio Brown led to Miller’s role being reduced. Although Miller’s first-half-ending deep TD grab helped the Bucs hold off the Packers in the 2020 NFC championship game, he never could bounce back as a steady target after Brown’s arrival.

A severe turf toe bout limited Miller to nine games in 2021, and the team’s offensive freefall last season did not leave much room for non-Evans or Godwin options to display much. Gage’s $10MM-per-year deal to come over from Atlanta and replace Brown lowered Miller’s ceiling as well.

The Falcons have added Hollins and Miller to complement Drake London. The team tendered Olamide Zaccheaus as an RFA last year but has not re-signed the Thomas Dimitroff-era investment. Hollins signed a one-year, $2.5MM deal; it is unlikely Miller’s pact matches that number.

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