Lamar Miller agrees to one-year contract with New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are adding a contingency plan in the backfield.

Running back Lamar Miller agreed to a one-year deal with the team on Monday, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed to ESPN. The agreement is contingent on a physical.

Miller, 29, was a Pro Bowl selection in 2018 after rushing for 973 yards and five touchdowns for the Houston Texans. He missed all of the 2019 campaign, however, after tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee in a preseason game last August.

The Patriots are currently without starting running back Sony Michel, who underwent offseason foot surgery and is on the team's physically unable to perform list. If Michel remains there to open the season, he will be ruled out for New England's first six games. 

Brandon Bolden opted out of the season amid coronavirus concerns, leaving James White, Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris as the other options in the backfield.

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