Running back Lamar Miller his signed a four-year, $27 million deal with the Houston Texans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter also reported that Miller turned down more money from another team to sign with Houston.
Texans are giving Lamar Miller a 4-year, $26 million deal that includes $14 million fully guaranteed, per source. Had more elsewhere.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
Miller had spent the first four seasons of his career with the Miami Dolphins, who made him a fourth-round pick out of Miami in 2012. He managed 2,930 rush yards and 19 touchdowns with the Dolphins, but could never quite get himself into an every-down back role under coach Joe Philbin.
But Miller can expect to be a bell cow running back in Houston, who just waived longtime rushing attack staple Arian Foster. The Texans have come out swinging in free agency, having also just added quarterback Brock Osweiler, but Miller is more in line with coach Bill O’Brien’s balanced attack. In signing him, Houston’s offense won’t suddenly become stagnant if Osweiler struggles for any reason.
Long story short, the Texans may have just upped their chances of a deep playoff run in adding Lamar Miller.
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