With David Montgomery unavailable this Monday due to a concussion, it appears the Bears are set to hand the ball off to a new running back. According to Ian Rapoport, the Bears will activate Lamar Miller from the practice squad ahead of their game against the Vikings.
After Montgomery’s injury the Bears were left with only Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce as healthy running backs on the roster. Now Miller brings bellcow experience to the Bears backfield.
Miller carried the ball over 200 times in each of the last three seasons for the Houston Texans. In his seven year career he’s accumulated 5,864 rushing yards, 1,565 receiving yards and scored 40 touchdowns.
This season the Bears have only scored two rushing touchdowns (last in the NFL) and run for 3.7 yards/carry (tied for second-worst in NFL).