Houston Texans: 5 players on the bubble that need to make the roster

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Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller
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Braxton Miller, WR

Braxton Miller was another one of those guys that appeared to have one foot out the door to start the offseason programming. He has dealt with a lot of injuries in his NFL career and he has struggled to adapt to the wide receiver position after moving from quarterback his senior year at Ohio State.

After being selected in the 3rd round of the 2016 draft, he’s only caught 34 passes. Those receptions went for 261 yards and two went for touchdowns. That is not the type of production you want from a 3rd round pick.

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The Houston Texans have really put Miller to the test this offseason, he’s played the most snaps for the team this preseason at 105. He’s played from start to finishing, with the first team and with the third team.

Interestingly enough, he played the vast majority of the time on the outside in these three games. Only 14% of those 105 snaps came in the slot. This bucks the trend that had been set earlier in his career as he had previously played more than half his snaps in the slot.

Miller has played quite well this preseason in those snaps notching nine catches for 94 yards and touchdown. He’s earned a spot on this team for the start of 2018.