(670 The Score) The Bears have traded wide receiver Anthony Miller to the Texans, NFL Media reported.
The Bears and Texans will exchange late-round draft picks as part of the deal, according to the report. Chicago had been shopping Miller for a deal since April and found a trade partner just days prior to the start of training camp.
A second-round pick in 2018, Miller had 134 receptions and 11 touchdowns over three seasons with the Bears. But his tenure in Chicago was underscored by inconsistent play and ultimately a lack of faith from the Bears' coaching staff.
Miller was ejected in his final game with the Bears, the team's wild-card contest in New Orleans, this after he punched Saints cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Coach Matt Nagy said after the game that the Bears held a 15-minute meeting during the week about the antics of Gardner-Johnson, whom wide receiver Javon Wims punched during the November game at Soldier Field.
Bears wide receivers coach Mike Furrey in May pointed to the Bears' increased competition against Miller, having added veterans Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd this offseason.
"We don’t need you," Furrey said of Miller. "We got guys that are going to produce and you better be a pro. You better be on your details."
Nagy later walked back Furrey's comments, offering his confidence in the "competitive" Miller ahead of the 2021 season.
The Bears will now count on Goodwin and Byrd alongside top targets Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney, with Miller arriving to Houston for the final season of his rookie contract.
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