The Bears elevated Artavis Pierce to the active roster after placing Tarik Cohen on season-ending Injured Reserve on Tuesday, but I had a feeling that wouldn’t be the last of their running back related moves.
Perhaps more is on the way:
Following Tarik Cohen’s injury, the Bears are working out a group of running backs that includes veteran Lamar Miller.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 30, 2020
ESPN’s Field Yates tweets the Bears worked out Lamar Miller as part of a group of running backs in town for a visit. Yates didn’t mention any of the other backs in town for a look, but Miller is certainly a prominent name worth discussing.
Miller, 29, was a Pro Bowl back in 2018 when he ran for 973 yards and scored five rushing touchdowns for the Texans. It was part of a season in which he collected 1,136 scrimmage yards and scored six times. In fact, Miller has picked up at least 1,100 scrimmage yards in each of the last five seasons he has played. Note that I worded that previous sentence carefully. That’s because Miller did not play in 2019 because he suffered a season-ending ACL injury while playing for the Cowboys in their third preseason game.
The Patriots picked up Miller earlier in the offseason, but he didn’t make the team out of camp. Thus, he is a free agent working out looking to latch on somewhere. Perhaps that place is Chicago, which could use some depth at the position.