Miller’s extraordinarily brief time in Houston was most notable for how little he actually played after he suffered a dislocated shoulder in the preseason opener against the Packers. Miller proceeded to miss the remainder of the preseason and the Texans’ first two regular season games before suiting up for Thursday Night Football against the Panthers, where he scored Houston’s sole touchdown of the evening. His sudden release means he posted a total of five catches for 23 yards in two games for the organization that parted with a fifth-round pick to procure his services.
The Texans never got what they hoped for, and now Miller will look for work elsewhere. In terms of why the team decided they needed to summarily excise Miller from the roster, let the speculation commence.
UPDATE: What we do know, however, is that Miller is the fourth Texan in Nick Caserio’s brief tenure as general manager cut shortly after Houston surrendered draft picks to acquire said player(s). Anthony Miller joins Ex-ans Ryan Finley, Ryan Izzo, and Ka’dar Hollman on that illustrious list.
Anthony Miller is the fourth player the #Texans have cut after Nick Caserio initially used draft picks to acquire him.— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) October 6, 2021
Miller: 5th 2022 (received 7th 2022)
Ryan Izzo: 7th 2022
Ryan Finley: 7th 2021 (received 7th 2021)
Ka'dar Hollman: 7th 2022
Caserio explained his approach: https://t.co/mdtdkhTzf6 pic.twitter.com/3JqPNv9O34