Texan RB Progress Report

Miller Solid, Pope Continues To Impress

August 10, 2018 - 12:29 am

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) –  Lamar Miller is the starting running back, and D’Onta Foreman will be in the mix at some point in 2018, but until then and after those two, there are opportunities to be had.

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has raved about the shape Miller reported to camp in, and speaking glowingly about his professionalism.  Thursday night Miller ran for 29 yards on four carries.

“I thought he ran hard tonight, and I know he’s come back in really good shape.  He’s a good pro.  He’s a guy that grinds, he’s a guy that goes out there every day and earns it.  I think he’s really come back with a purpose.  You could see some of that tonight,” O’Brien said.    

After Miller, it was Alfred Blue that got the first crack at the backfield.  Blue, a Texans veteran, didn’t look great to the tune of 14 yards on eight carries. 

Troymaine Pope, who has been a popular guy at Texans’ training camp, was okay on the ground with 18 yards on six carries, but led the Texans in receiving with three catches for 47 yards.

Tyler Ervin, who was the starter for kick and punt returns, had two carries for 12 yards.