Bills to host running back Lamar Miller for a visit

Miller was recently cut by New England after signing as a free agent in August

Free agent running back Lamar Miller might not be on the market for long.

The recently released veteran back, who was surprisingly cut by the Patriots over the weekend as they pare down their roster ahead of Week 1, is already scheduled for a visit with one of New England's division rivals.

The 29-year-old Miller is set to meet with the Buffalo Bills, as first reported by ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Former Patriots’ RB Lamar Miller is visiting today with the Buffalo Bills, per source.

Bills general manager Brandon Beane said via a Zoom conference call with the Buffalo media on Monday that the team has not visited with Miller just yet. The plan is to get him to Orchard Park for a visit, but COVID-19 protocols have to be followed through.

Miller hit the free agent market only weeks after the Patriots signed him in August, when running back Sony Michel suffered a foot injury. Michel has since returned, apparently making Miller expendable.

Miller spent the past four seasons with the Houston Texans, after spending the previous four with the Miami Dolphins, who drafted him the fourth round in the 2012 NFL Draft. He missed the entire 2019 regular season after suffering a torn ACL in the Texans' third preseason game last year.

The eight-year pro has tallied 5,864 career rushing yards on an average of 4.3 yards per-attempt.

The Patriots open at home against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Bills will host the New York Jets at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, NY.

- WGR's Brayton Wilson contributed to this story.