According to agent Drew Rosenhaus via ESPN's Adam Schefter, veteran NFL running back Lamar Miller is signing with the New England Patriots after paying a visit to Foxboro on Monday. His deal is pending a physical.
Miller missed the entire 2019 season with a torn ACL suffered during the preseason. Schefter reports that he is "fully recovered and ready to go" for 2020. Miller last played with the Houston Texans.
Prior to his ACL injury, Miller averaged 15 games per season between the Texans and Dolphins from 2013-18. In 2018 with the Texans, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry with five rushing touchdowns and caught 25 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown reception. He's averaged 33.8 catches per season since 2013.
Miller joins a Patriots running back depth chart that already includes Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, sophomore Damien Harris, and undrafted rookie J.J. Taylor. Michel began training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.