Bears to Sign Free Agent Running Back Lamar Miller to Their Practice Squad

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Bears to Sign Free Agent Running Back Lamar Miller to Their Practice Squad

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If you’re a Chicago baseball fan who happens to be a Bears fan, you’re probably in search of some good news.

And if you’re a Bears fan bummed about Tarik Cohen’s season-ending injury, here’s an update on how Chicago’s football team plans to address the situation:

NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero reports the Bears are signing Lamar Miller to their practice squad. Miller takes an open space that was created when the team elevated Artavis Pierce to the active roster.

Miller, 29, missed the entire 2019 season because of an ACL injury he suffered in the preseason. He has familiarity with Bears Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor when the two were with the Miami Dolphins. And he has ties to Running Backs Coach Charles London, who was with Miller when he was with the Houston Texans. It’s always good to have connections throughout the league. And in this case, the Bears are likely banking on catching lightning in a bottle with their usage of Miller sometime in the near future.

Miller was a Pro Bowler in 2018 when he gained 1,136 scrimmage yards and scored six touchdowns. The Bears shouldn’t expect that guy to come out of the gates. Nor should they give him a heavy work load. Nevertheless, Chicago has a new back in the fold who should help bolster what has been a productive group to this point.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.