The Bears officially ruled running back David Montgomery out for the Monday Night Football game against the Vikings on Saturday. In light of that announcement, they have activated recently signed running back Lamar Miller from the practice squad.
It appears as though Miller will serve as the primary running back for the Bears with Cordarrelle Patterson as the second featured back. It’s also worth noting that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, who was recently given the primary play-calling duties, is much less likely to use Patterson as he has been used by Nagy all year.
Lazor has experience calling offensive plays and this should lead to a heavy workload for Lamar Miller. After an ACL injury in 2019, Miller spent the entirety of 2019 and 2020 without a single snap. In his recent three-year stint with the Houston Texans, Miller averaged 4.1 rushing yards per attempt. He also averaged 7.4 receiving yards per catch and boasted 18 combined touchdowns in his tenure with Houston.
Lamar Miller spent his first four seasons with the Miami Dolphins. During his time in south Florida, he sported a rushing yards per attempt average of 4.6. He added 7.6 average receiving yards per catch and a total of 22 combined touchdowns over four years.
Hopefully the Bears get decent production from Miller and that he is in shape to play in the NFL. He hasn’t seen a single down of football in quite some time and this would be the perfect time for him to resurrect his career.