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Texans place Braxton Miller on IR

Houston Texans v Minnesota Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 9: Braxton Miller #13 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball after making a catch in front of Audie Cole #57 of the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter of the game on October 9, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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The Texans placed rookie wide receiver Braxton Miller on their injured-reserve list Tuesday.

A third-round pick last April, Miller played in 10 games and started six. A former quarterback who played just one college season as a wide receiver, Miller was used sparingly by the Texans as a kickoff and punt returner.

Miller caught 15 passes for 99 yards and one touchdown. He’s been shut down after suffering a shoulder injury in early December.

Rookie wide receiver Wendall Williams was promoted from the practice squad and will take Miller’s spot on the active roster.