Lamar Miller Reportedly Signs with Texans

Joseph ZuckerFeatured Columnist

Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (26) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Lamar Miller was among the top running backs available this offseason, and it's no surprise he found his next team on the first day of free agency. 

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Texans Reportedly Agree to Terms with Miller 

Wednesday, March 9

Miller will be signing with the Houston Texans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the deal is four years and $26 million, with $14 million guaranteed. 

Cowboys Among Favorites for Miller

Wednesday, March 9

Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday the Dallas Cowboys, along with the Texans, "appear to be the front-runners for Miller." Rapoport reported Wednesday that "the Cowboys are in the mix for him but not really at that price."

Dolphins Not Expected to Retain Miller

Tuesday, March 8

Kelly, citing multiple sources, reported Miller "will not be returning to the [Dolphins], leaving his hometown team for a more lucrative offer."

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported March 4 that Miller is seeking a contract that pays more than $5 million per year but noted that the Dolphins are hoping to sign him to a deal that pays less than that.

Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reported Feb. 15 that a source described Miami as "definitely" wanting to re-sign Miller. Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post noted Feb. 25 that the Dolphins were going to sit down with Drew Rosenhaus, Miller's agent, regarding a long-term agreement.

Beasley posited that Miller could receive a contract in the neighborhood of $5 million per year, which is the exact market value Spotrac estimated for the four-year veteran.

That wouldn't be a cost-prohibitive figure for the Dolphins, especially if they renegotiate the terms of Ndamukong Suh's deal.Abramson reported in January that the team could take one year of Suh's salary and divide it over the remaining time left on the contract. Since the talented defensive tackle carries a $10.42 million cap hit in 2016, according to Spotrac, that would free up a lot of space for Miami.

The Dolphins might be better off letting Miller go, since finding talented running backs in the draft seems to be easier than ever. Should he settle for something in the $5 million range as estimated, though, the price would be more than fair to pay for Miller's services next year.

Bucs Interested in Miller

Monday, March 7

Miller will be a "target" of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if they end up losing Doug Martin, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

Miller's Value Reportedly Revealed

Monday, March 7

"Miller was thinking he could get a deal similar to DeMarco [Murray's]. I'm hearing his market is in the [$]4-5 mil range not 8," reported ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini on Twitter.

Miller Comments on Free Agency

Saturday, Feb. 20

"I want to be a featured back," Miller said on radio station WQAM (via Jackson). "I want the recognition I deserve."

Miller Benefited from Shallow RB Free-Agency Pool

Miller's numbers weren't gaudy this past year. He ran for 872 yards and eight touchdowns on 194 carries. He also caught 47 passes for 397 yards and two touchdowns.

However, Pro Football Focus grades Miller as the second-best free-agent running back. The fact the Dolphins also ranked 28th in run blocking, per Football Outsiders, depressed his rushing numbers.