The Facts: Although the Texans have been repeatedly linked in speculation about free agent running back Le'Veon Bell, that isn't the reality surrounding their offensive backfield. The Texans plan to have veteran Pro Bowler Miller remain their lead back in 2019. "Yes," general manager Brian Gaine said at the NFL scouting combine when asked if Miller is going to be the starter. "He's a three-down back," Gaine said.
Diehards Line: Miller is entering the final year of a four-year, $26 million contract and is due a $5.5 million nonguaranteed base salary. Gaine also was upbeat that D'Onta Foreman will perform better after a rough year last season spent primarily rehabbing from a torn Achilles tendon. Miller rushed for 973 yards and five touchdowns and caught 25 passes for 163 yards and a score despite missing two games. He rushed for over 100 yards four times to tie a single-season career-high. And he had a 97 yard touchdown run in a win over the Tennessee Titans, the longest run in franchise history. ... It'll be interesting to see if any additions are made in free agency or the draft, but Miller will be a factor in that equation.