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Texans 'making strong push' to sign Lamar Miller

The Houston Texans could be preparing to replace Arian Foster with Lamar Miller.

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Lamar Miller could be heading to Houston next year if a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is correct. According to a tweet from Rapoport, the Houston Texans are "making a strong push" to finish a deal with Miller, who would be leaving Miami where he played high school football, college football, and the first four years of his professional football career. Rapoport adds that the two sides are "working toward a deal."

Miller was the Dolphins' fourth-round pick in the 2012 Draft. He gained 2,930 yards in four seasons with the team, scoring 19 touchdowns with a 4.6 yards per carry average. Last season, with a coaching staff that seemed determined to under-use him in every game, Miller gained 872 yards on 194 carries with eight touchdowns.

Earlier on Tuesday, reports indicated that the Dolphins, who were hoping to re-sign Miller, had accepted that they were going to lose the running back. Miami was hoping to sign Miller for a maximum of $5 million a year, while Miller was looking for a contract exceeding that mark.

The Dallas Cowboys have also been reported to be the front runner to land Miller.