Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm
Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 12. Miller expects to play against the Broncos despite the questionable tag. It’s a tough matchup from a rushing standpoint, but Miller is typically involved in the passing game, and Miami may throw more than usual against Denver.
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm
Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) was limited Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday. It’s a mid-week downgrade, but the team may just be giving him some rest to let the shoulder heal. Friday’s practice will be key. He’ll likely have to be involved in the passing game to gain 90-plus yards from scrimmage for the second straight week.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm
Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Miller looks like a full go for a tough matchup with the Broncos. He’ll likely have to be involved in the passing game to gain 90-plus yards from scrimmage for the second straight week.
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:18pm
Lamar Miller is active for the Dolphins and expected to see an increased workload from last week when he gained only 6 yards on 5 touches and played just 11 snaps. Still, Miller is not a recommended play on a short week in a tough matchup with the Bills, who are giving up the third fewest aFPA to running backs this season.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm
Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The probable tag is encouraging, but we’re not expecting a big workload on a short week. The Dolphins will probably continue to rotate their backs and hope that Miller can avoid a setback. If that’s the case, he’ll have a few extra days to heal up for Week 12.
It is apparently not as it bad as it looks for Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller. If you are into connecting dots to build a picture, then the picture of the current situation would look terible for Miller.
But a source tells me Miller "is fine." He did not reinjure his shoulder against the Lions. He can practice this week (perhaps on a limited basis, if that's what trainers decide) and he can play against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, barring another setback to the shoulder.
So after getting some bad injury news the past 24 hours, this is good news for the Dolphins.
Miller was limited in Week 10, and the team promoted LaMichael James today from the practice squad. We're still not sure what kind of role Miller will have in Week 11. It's a short week against the Bills. It's possible he was limited against the Lions so he can be ready to go Thursday night, but the short week is a concern.
Monday, November 10, 2014, 1:21pm
The Dolphins are promoting running back LaMichael James from the practice squad. That means Miami will have four running backs on the active roster — Lamar Miller, Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas and James.
James — 5-foot-9, 195 pounds — was a star running back at the University of Oregon. He led the NCAA in rushing with 1,731 yards in 2010.
He was drafted in the second round of the 2012 Draft by San Francisco but he’s rushed for just 184 yards in his career.
Miller is dealing with a shoulder injury and was limited to just four carries in Sunday’s loss to Detroit. Williams had a team-high seven carries for 34 yards. It may be a move to add some insurance at the position, especially if Miller is going to be limited, or perhaps even out. It's a quick turnaround as the Dolphins play the Bills Thursday night.
It's not great news for those expecting to play him. Miller is in a tough matchup at Detroit on top of possibly being limited. It looks like Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams will cut into Miller's workload, making Miller a bit of a risk. Be sure to check our Important Last Minute News section Sunday morning to see if there is anything more regarding Miller's status and playing time.
Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:15pm
Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 10. Miller may be a game-time decision for Sunday and the Dolphins play early, so fantasy owners should know early on if they need to bench him. If he plays, he has a tough matchup against the Lions, but Detroit will be without DT Nick Fairley, who injured his knee in Week 8.
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:28pm
Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It doesn’t look like Miller’s shoulder injury is going to keep him out of Week 10. It’s a tough matchup against the Lions, but Detroit will be without DT Nick Fairley, who injured his knee in Week 8.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:08pm
Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It doesn’t look like Miller’s shoulder injury is going to keep him out of Week 10. It’s a tough matchup against the Lions, but Detroit will be without DT Nick Fairley, who injured his knee in Week 8.
The medical news was better for Lamar Miller, the Dolphins running back who sustained an AC joint sprain — more commonly known as a separated shoulder — against the Chargers. Miller is considered day to day, but there’s a good chance he will play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, the Miami Herald has learned.
Miller has started every game this year and is the team’s leading rusher at 518 yards on 106 carries (a 4.9 yards-per-rush average). With Knowshon Moreno already lost for the season, the Dolphins are perilously thin at the position. The other three running backs who have played for the Dolphins this year have collectively averaged just 3.1 yards per carry.
Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor provided no insight into Miller’s availability when he met with reporters Monday. But Lazor did not seem overly concerned about the prospect of playing without Miller, if that is the case.
Keep in mind it's not a great matchup for Miller as they travel to take on the Lions. Should the third-year back miss Sunday’s game in Detroit, the Dolphins would start either Daniel Thomas or Damien Williams, who finished Sunday’s game after Miller was injured. Be sure to check our rankings, but Miller is likely going to be a lower-end RB2 option.
The MRI results are back for Lamar Miller. They reveal he has an AC joint sprain. He is day to day.
An AC joint sprain is also more commonly known as a shoulder separation. An AC joint sprain is a relatively common sporting injury affecting the shoulder and is characterized by tearing of the connective tissue and ligaments of the Acromio-Clavicular joint.
The AC joint is responsible for connecting the shoulder blade with the clavicle and allows for some shoulder movement. During certain activities, stretching forces are placed on the AC joint. When these forces are excessive and beyond what the AC joint can withstand, tearing of the ligaments and connective tissue of the AC joint may occur. This condition is known as an AC joint sprain.
Dolphins running back Lamar Miller downplayed the left shoulder injury he suffered in Sunday’s 37-0 victory against San Diego. Miller said he had only a “stinger” and that he could have returned if the game had been close.
He looked in pain on the sideline and had trouble raising his left arm.
“I’m good, Miller said. “I’ll get some treatment and I should be all right.”
As we've said many times, we can't always trust when a player comments on an injury, especially when he says he's going to be OK. If Miller were to miss any time, the Dolphins would be down to Daniel Thomas — who was cut before the season and re-signed after Moreno was injured — and undrafted rookie Damien Williams. It's at least potentially good news for Miller owners. However, keep in mind Week 10 is a tough matchup at Detroit for Miller and the Dolphins running game.
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