Bears Cut CB to Make Room for Former Pro Bowl RB

RB Lamar Miller Bears practice squad


RB Lamar Miller has discovered a brand new dwelling in Chicago.

The Chicago Bears have made their signing of veteran operating again Lamar Miller official, the crew introduced through its Twitter account Monday. So as to make room for Miller on the 16-player apply squad, the Bears have launched cornerback Stephen Denmark.

Denmark was a seventh spherical draft decide of basic supervisor Ryan Tempo and the Bears in 2019. He performed large receiver for three years at Valdosta State, a Division II faculty, earlier than transferring over to the defensive facet of the ball his senior yr, the place he performed nook. He had three interceptions and 55 tackles his senior season.

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The Bears despatched their cornerbacks/secondary coach Deshea Townsend, together with assistant director of participant personnel Champ Kelly, to work out with Denmark earlier than they chose him 238th general final yr. Tempo mentioned the next about his resolution to draft the 6-Three, 220 pound Denmark then:

“Stephen Denmark has ridiculous measurables … He’s comparatively new to the place — just one yr at nook after switching from receiver—so [he’s] a man we really feel has great upside forward of him and a man that our defensive coaches, our special-teams coaches and our scouts had been equally enthusiastic about, simply working with that upside and the expertise that he has. We are able to take a look at him in issues we would like to see. How does he flip his hips? How does he transition? After which on tape, for a man that simply switched to that place, his potential to observe the ball. He has ball manufacturing, interception manufacturing.”

Alas, the Bears wound up signing Denmark to the apply squad for the whole thing of his rookie season, and once more in 2020, earlier than his launch Monday.

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Contemplating his huge expertise in contrast to different operating backs on the Bears’ roster, Miller is probably going to be added to the crew sooner reasonably than later. With Tarik Cohen out for the remainder of the yr, the Bears may use a stable rusher who may catch passes out of the backfield.

The 29-year-old operating again has 5,864 yards dashing and 32 touchdowns in his seven seasons within the league. He has a profession common of four.Three yards per carry, he has gone over 1,000 yards dashing twice, and he made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after a stable season in Houston.

Miller entered the league as a fourth spherical draft decide chosen by the Dolphins, and he spent his first 4 years in Miami. He signed a four-year, $26 million take care of the Texans in 2016, and he performed nicely, netting Three,612 all goal yards and 18 whole touchdowns in 44 video games. He suffered a devastating ACL tear in the course of the 2019 preseason, and he missed the complete season. He labored out with the Bears every week in the past, nevertheless, so it’s unlikely Chicago would have signed him if the damage had been nonetheless hindering him.

With David Montgomery, Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce offering the crew’s present depth at operating again, a vet like Miller — if he’s wholesome — can be a pleasant addition and an excellent slot in Matt Nagy’s offense. Let’s see how lengthy it takes for him to have his quantity known as.

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