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Lamar Miller explains why he signed with Patriots as a free agent

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Lamar Miller is back in the AFC East as a member of the New England Patriots, and he had a simple reason for choosing to sign with the six-time Super Bowl champions in NFL free agency last month.

“I just felt like it's a great organization,” Miller said in a video press conference Tuesday. “I’ve been playing them every year since I’ve been with the other teams I played at. I just know they’re a winning organization. Bill O’Brien, he came from the Patriots, so the offense was pretty much similar. I just felt like coming in late into the training camp would carry over to just coming here. It’s a winning organization, so that’s why I came here.”

Miller added: "It's been different for me. I've been in the league for eight years, and you can see why (the Patriots) are a winning organization. They work. They do a lot of things differently and I'm happy to be a part of it."

 

Miller joins the Patriots after spending the first four years of his career with the Miami Dolphins and the last four with the Houston Texans. The 29-year-old veteran missed all of 2019 with a torn ACL.

Before that injury, Miller ran for 910 yards (4.6 per carry) with five touchdowns in 14 games for the Houston Texans during the 2018 campaign.

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Miller joins a crowded Patriots running back depth chart that's highlighted by Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris.

 

Miller could turn out to be a low-risk/high reward addition for the Pats as a player who's averaged 4.3 yards per carry in his career. He's also fumbled just once in his last 30 games.