(670 The Score) The Bears have traded receiver Anthony Miller to the Texans, NFL Media reported Saturday evening.
The Bears and Texans will exchange late-round draft picks as part of the deal, according to the report. Exact details on the pick swap weren't immediately reported. 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 his inconsistent play and ultimately a lack of faith from the Bears' coaching staff.
Miller was ejected in his final game with the Bears, getting tossed from the team's loss at New Orleans in the wild-card round in January after punching Saints cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Coach Matt Nagy said after the game that the Bears held a 15-minute meeting during the week warning about the antics of Gardner-Johnson, whom Bears receiver Javon Wims had also punched during a regular-season game at Soldier Field in November.
Bears wide receivers coach Mike Furrey in May pointed to the Bears' increased competition for Miller, with the team 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.
Chicago will now count on Goodwin and Byrd alongside top targets Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney, with Miller arriving in Houston for the final season of his rookie contract.
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