Houston Texans’ wide receiver Braxton Miller slapped with fine by the NFL.
The NFL has fined Houston Texans’ wide receiver Braxton Miller $9,115 for an unnecessary roughness incident that occurred after the whistle against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.
Miller needs to do a better job of using his head.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the news on Friday.
Miller is in his second season out of the Ohio State University. As a rookie he only caught 15 passes for 99 yards and one touchdown.
The Texans are of course hoping that Miller will break out this season, but so far he only has two catches for 10 yards.
It doesn’t help Miller and the Texans’ pass offense that their offensive line is the weakest part of their offense and rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson doesn’t get a lot of time in the pocket to make throws down the field.
Miller could be a solution to the Texans’ offensive problems. If head coach Bill O’Brien uses more plays for Watson that will enable him to hit Miller in shorter routes, it could help them move the ball down the fielder easier. Kind of like how the New England Patriots used Wes Welker during his prime.
With the Patriots likely poised to take away DeAndre Hopkins this coming Sunday, Miller could be in for a big game if he’s able to get open in space. He could end up becoming Watson’s underneath safety valve.
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