3. Lamar Miller
Speaking of speedy running backs, there’s one in Miami who is turning 25 and is set to hit the open market with the intent on leaving.
The Miami Dolphins and free agent running back Lamar Miller are reportedly far apart in contract negotiations and the 25-year-old running back is preparing to test the market in the coming days.
Despite the lack of touches Miller has received in his last three years as Miami’s starter (15 touches per game), he’s been fairly productive and has shown flashes of great explosiveness. After putting up over 1,300 total yards and nine total touchdowns in 2014, Miller had another productive year in 2015, rushing and receiving for 1,269 total yards and 10 touchdowns.
Because of his age and his versatility as both a runner and a receiver, Miller will garner a lot of interest from teams around the league. According to an article published in Pro Football Talk yesterday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Media reported the Houston Texans have been working towards a deal with Miller, but nothing is official yet.
It would be difficult for Maccagnan to swoop in and steal Miller from Houston, but anything can happen in free agency.