Lamar Miller agrees to terms with the Patriots

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Running back Lamar Miller is back, nearly a year after tearing an ACL in the 2019 preseason.

According to agent Drew Rosenhaus, Miller has agreed to terms with the Patriots. The agreement hinges on Miller passing a physical.

Miller suffered the knee injury while playing for the Texans last year, in an exhibition game against the Cowboys.

The 29-year-old tailback has had a pair of 1,000-yard seasons, in 2014 and 2016. He also has a pair of 97-yard runs in his career, which puts him in two spots of a four-way tie for the fourth-longest run in league history.

Miller entered the league as a member of the Dolphins. He has 5,864 rushing yards, putting him in the top 100 for all-time career yards.

28 responses to “Lamar Miller agrees to terms with the Patriots

  1. Texans made him the highest paid back in the league and barely used him in favor of letting Tom Savage throw the ball 50+ times. Thats when I checked out on OBrien as a coach

  2. Another brilliant Bellichick move. I’m sure he preferred Dvontay Freemen, but Freemans asking price is ridic.

    But Miller has some tread left.

  3. At 225 lbs, he is the largest running back now for the Patriots. White and Michel will get the most snaps, but he can challenge Bolden and Burkhead, especially for goal line and short yardage plays.

  4. With Michel on PUP and Bolden having opted out the Patriots would appear to have been quite thin on RBs. Necessary move it would seem to get the best option available, we’ll have to see if it pans out.

  5. They have roster spots and he’s worth a flier, a position they value and which will probably have more injuries than usual.

  6. superfanentertainment says:
    August 10, 2020 at 6:17 pm
    Another brilliant Bellichick move. I’m sure he preferred Dvontay Freemen, but Freemans asking price is ridic.

    But Miller has some tread left.

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    freeman isn’t interested in playing for a good team

  7. Almost had 1k yards in 2018 before being injured in preseason last year. Great high upside, low risk signing. Not a good sign for Sony Michel’s foot/knee, however.

  8. This is similar to the Mark Ingram signing by the Ravens last year. That worked out well for the Ravens. Lamar has had a full year of recovery from the ACL injury. This may be a sign that Sony Michel will start the season on PUP.

  9. artvan15 says:
    August 10, 2020 at 8:06 pm
    This is huge!

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    Not really

  10. So what’s the depth chart here…..
    Sony Michel
    James White
    Rex Burkhead
    Damien Harris
    Brandon Bolden
    Lamar Miller

    My prediction is Sony is GONE. Released or traded for a 6th or 7th. Lamar Miller also gets the axe. DAMIEN HARRIS takes over the backfield.

  11. Not a Pats fan but dont ever bet against BB. He knows what he is doing and will gut you with a smile.

  12. Lol at people still mentioning Bolden.

    This is probably just a camp body. Harris, Burkhead and White is an OK trio to start a year, waiting for a possible Michel addition at any point. But, you cant have a 3 man backfield for the entire camp. Need some bodies, and they have plenty of youth. Hes worth kicking the tires on, but i wouldn’t expect much of an on field impact.

  13. bigtimewhodat says:
    August 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm
    Texans made him the highest paid back in the league and barely used him in favor of letting Tom Savage throw the ball 50+ times. Thats when I checked out on OBrien as a coach
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    And the trades O’Brien has made since then certainly haven’t helped his rep. He is the worst.

  14. See how LM looks after his acl year….. if good to go then, Keep Sony on pup for the 1st 6 weeks, that way he’s fresh for the end game…. If LM is a wash, cut him at roster cutdown & activate Sony… let Harris get bulk of workload to allow Sony to fully heal (maybe keep Sony on pup anyways for six weeks then bring him back)… point being it now gives the Pats options if LM passes physical
    Go Pats!!!

  15. Belichick loves big RBs. From Antowain Smith to CDillon to LBlount. SMichel, so far in his career, stinks in short yardage. Interesting, cheap gamble on a RB that has shown flashes of great.

  16. Lamar will add to an already good back field which means he only improves it. His pro experience and professionalism will help in the RB room.

    Hopefully he has the ability to come back and do well.

    I can see him as a sort of throwback kind of player here in New England. He can block like a full back and run between tackles… I see him as a kind of LeGarrette Blount back. I don’t expect him to lead in rushing, but goal Line touches could be his forte.

    I like the signing… Bill gets players like this man who can help win the 3 -4 games that we could lose if we didn’t have him. Players like Lamar are not counted on to win 10 games, it is always the match ups and the game planning that when called for will be suited for his style of play…. Something the Patriots do week in and week out…

    I like this signing and wish Lamar the best to make the team.

  17. Lamar Miller is good. He tore an ACL last year, that doesn’t make him ‘injury prone,’ he had been healthy before that and ACLs are not usually career-threatening these days. He wasn’t a great fit in Houston because, despite his size, he is more of a razzle-dazzle back and Houston kept trying to smash him up the A gap over and over. Consequently, he never produced the explosive runs in Houston that he did in Miami. However, I think New England is an excellent fit and he should supplant Sony Michel pretty easily. He is at his best with a good complimentary back like James White, though he doesn’t necessarily need to come off on 3rd down because he can catch and pass pro.

  18. If he’s healthy & fully recovered I believe we got a great asset in the running game & Sony can rest an additional 6 weeks as he continues his rehab & conditioning….. also gives Harris his turn at showing what he’s got…..if Miller isn’t able to play due to poor recovery or lack of conditioning he will either be cut or put on IR/Pup & given a chance to better heal for down the road in case Sony gets hurt (assuming he can go week 1) or Harris does…. good insurance at this stage anyway you look at it for minimal cost

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