After appreciable hypothesis, the Bears have certainly traded receiver Anthony Miller. Miller has been traded to the Texans, through NFL Community’s Mike Garofolo and Ian Rapoport. Each groups reportedly swapped late-round picks as a part of the deal.
A 2018 second-round decide, Miller by no means totally met expectations in Chicago. In three seasons with the Bears, Miller made 17 begins in 47 regular-season video games. In these video games, the previous Memphis standout caught 134 of 215 targets for 1,564 yards and 11 touchdowns whereas averaging 11.7 yards per catch. In 16 video games (and 6 begins) in 2020, Miller caught 49 of 76 targets for 485 yards and two touchdowns whereas serving to the Bears seize a wild-card playoff berth. In 2019, he set profession highs with 52 receptions for 656 yards. Throughout his rookie season, seven of his 33 receptions went for touchdowns. His play that season helped the Bears seize an NFC North division crown throughout Matt Nagy’s first season in Chicago.
Miller’s lowlights in Chicago included two in-game ejections for combating. The second ejection came about in Chicago’s 21-9 wild-card loss to the Saints within the 2020 playoffs. With the Bears trailing 7-3 lower than 4 minutes into the second half, Miller was ejected after hitting Saints defensive again Chauncey Gardner-Johnson within the facemask.
The Bears had been attempting all offseason to commerce Miller however had been unable to discover a taker till Saturday. Chicago reportedly had been in communication with a number of groups through the spring with regard to buying and selling Miller, in accordance with Rapoport.
The 26-year-old receiver will get a recent begin in Houston, the place he will probably be a part of a receiving corps that features fellow veterans Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, Andre Roberts and Keke Coutee. The unit additionally consists of 2020 fifth-round decide Isaiah Coutler and rookie Nico Collins, who caught 75 passes for 1,361 yards and 13 touchdowns throughout his remaining two seasons at Michigan.