dangolka (CBS) — A crowded Patriots backfield has gained somewhat bit extra space.
The staff on Saturday launched veteran working again Lamar Miller, forward of the four p.m. ET deadline for getting rosters trimmed to 53 energetic members.
The Patriots launched RB Lamar Miller, per supply. He debuted at follow this week. His standing shall be price monitoring within the close to future.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 5, 2020
One other shock minimize: Patriots launched RB Lamar Miller, per supply.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
Miller was a little bit of a flier for the Patriots, because the 29-year-old is coming off a season misplaced to a torn ACL.
Previous to the damage, Miller was a extremely productive again. He averaged 1,251 yards from scrimmage and 7 touchdowns per season from 2014-18. He averaged a tick below 1,000 dashing yards per yr throughout that point, whereas additionally averaging 35 receptions for 270 yards per season.
In his final wholesome yr in 2018, he rushed for 973 yards and 5 touchdowns whereas catching 25 passes for 163 yards and one other landing for Houston.
Observe the entire Patriots’ roster strikes on cut-down day right here.
With Miller’s launch, the Patriots’ backfield consists of Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris and undrafted rookie J.J. Taylor. Fullback Jakob Johnson can also be part of the working backs group, albeit in a unique capability.
Given the indications from Jeff Howe’s tweet, it appears the Patriots might hold tabs on Miller’s progress in case a spot opens up at a later date, or maybe for follow squad functions. The NFL modified its roster guidelines this yr to permit veteran gamers to be on follow squads.