The Texans opened up a hole at running back when they released Arian Foster and it looks like their top choice to fill it is Lamar Miller.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is “working toward a deal” with Lamar Miller ahead of the start of the league year on Wednesday. Other reports have indicated that Miller is unlikely to return to the Dolphins, who made him a fourth-round pick in 2012 and often heard criticism for not making enough use of the back over his four years in Miami.
Miller, who turns 25 in April, averaged 4.6 yards per carry during those years, but averaged about 15 touches per game during his three years as the team’s starter. The Texans have given their running backs more to do in recent years, although they’d love to find a quarterback who could make both parts of their offensive attack effective during the 2016 season.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have also shown interest in Doug Martin and Chris Ivory, but pegs the interest in Miller as “strong” and it certainly appears that he’s their top choice to boost their ground game.