Scott Miller

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #21
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #21

Scott Miller News

Four grabs in season-ending loss

Miller brought in four of six targets for 38 yards during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday.

Analysis: Kept in proverbial mothballs for most of the regular season, Miller was due for a bump in volume Sunday with fellow downfield threats Cyril Grayson (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (hip) out of action. The extra opportunity did come his way in the form of a season-high target tally, and the in-game ribs injury suffered by Tyler Johnson also played a part in Miller's enhanced involvement. With a mostly forgettable 2021 now behind him, the Bowling Green product will look to carve out a more consistent role in 2022.

Jan 23, 2022 4:29 PM EST


Minor role in playoff opener

Miller brought in his only target for eight yards and rushed once for nine yards during the Buccaneers' 31-15 win over the Eagles in an NFC wild-card matchup Sunday.

Analysis: Miller made a splash in Week 18 against the Panthers with a 43 rushing yards and a score on the ground, but he was back to making a minimal impact Sunday, even with fellow downfield threat Cyril Grayson (hamstring) out of action. The Bowling Green product is likely to be relegated to a similarly modest level of involvement in Sunday's divisional-round matchup against either the Cardinals or Rams.

Jan 17, 2022 8:01 PM EST



Takes advantage of opportunity

Miller secured his only target for nine yards and rushed twice for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 41-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: The third-year speedster had been an afterthought in the offense over the last several weeks, but he was able to finally make an impact in 2021 on the final Sunday of the campaign. Miller used his elite wheels on a fourth-quarter end around that saw him speed up the right sideline and then athletically tight-rope the sideline to get just over the pylon for the score. Miller saw all of nine targets in nine games during the regular season, but considering the depleted nature of Tampa Bay's receiving corps heading into the postseason, there's certainly a chance he'll see some opportunities behind the top trio of Mike Evans, Breshad Perriman and Tyler Johnson if Cyril Grayson (hamstring) is sidelined for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Eagles.

Jan 10, 2022 5:32 PM EST


Doesn't see field in win

Miller was active but did not log a snap in the Buccaneers' 28-24 win over the Jets on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller's status as a non-participant in the offense only further solidifies how far he's apparently fallen in the wideout hierarchy for the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay will be down yet another pass catcher once Antonio Brown is eventually released, but it remains to be seen if that development will actually translate to any meaningful action for Miller, even in the relatively meaningless Week 18 finale versus the Panthers.

Jan 3, 2022 9:52 PM EST


No grabs in win

Miller failed to come up with his only target in the Buccaneers' 32-6 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller was presumably in line for an expanded role with Mike Evans (hamstring), Breshad Perriman (reserve/COVID-19) and Chris Godwin (IR-knee) out of action, but the speedster logged all of three snaps from scrimmage. Meanwhile, Cyril Grayson (53 snaps) and Tyler Johnson (36 snaps) far outpaced him, although the latter didn't see so much as a target. With Evans having been placed in COVID-19 protocols Monday, there's certainly a chance he misses the Week 17 matchup against the Jets as well, but Perriman's likely return means Miller may once again be an afterthought.

Dec 27, 2021 9:14 PM EST



Pair of catches in shutout loss

Miller brought in two of three targets for 18 yards in the Buccaneers' 9-0 loss to the Saints on Sunday night.

Analysis: After serving as a healthy scratch in Week 14 against the Bills, Miller was back in uniform Sunday night and his availability was timely. Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (knee) both exited the contest early, leading to a modest amount of volume for Miller. The Bowling Green product could be even busier over the last three games of the regular season, considering Godwin is out for the remainder of the contest due to a torn ACL and Evans could miss the Week 16 contest against the Panthers.

Dec 20, 2021 8:21 PM EST


Inactive Week 14

Miller (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The third-year wideout has been active the last two games after a seven-game stint on injured reserve due to a turf toe issue, but he logged all of seven snaps from scrimmage over that pair of contests. Miller won't be in on any plays Sunday, with the likes of Breshad Perriman and Tyler Johnson set to serve as the primary complementary options behind the top wideout duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

Dec 12, 2021 12:05 PM EST


Limited to four snaps again

Miller did not log any targets across four targets in the Buccaneers' 30-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller once again saw a minimal role on offense in his second game back from injured reserve and was the No. 5 receiver in terms of playing time. The speedster's outlook doesn't figure to brighten much for the foreseeable future despite Antonio Brown (suspension/ankle) set to miss at least the next two games.

Dec 6, 2021 7:26 PM EST


Four offensive snaps in return

Miller (toe) failed to bring in his only target during Sunday's 38-31 win over the Colts, a game that marked his return from injured reserve.

Analysis: The speedster was eased back into action with four snaps from scrimmage and another four from special teams. Miller should be primed to see an uptick in playing time in coming games, although once Antonio Brown (ankle) returns to action, the Bowling Green product will likely have an unpredictable week-to-week target share.

Nov 29, 2021 9:42 PM EST


May be active this week

Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that he'll wait until Sunday to decide if Miller is active for a 1:00 ET matchup with the Colts, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Miller was activated from IR on Tuesday, potentially setting up his first appearance since Week 3. He might even be the Bucs' No. 3 receiver - or at least get some of those snaps - with Antonio Brown (ankle) out for a fifth straight game and Tyler Johnson averaging 26.5 YPG in his absence.

Nov 26, 2021 2:48 PM EST


Back from IR

Tampa Bay reinstated Miller (toe) from injured reserve Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Miller wasn't able to make enough progress in his recovery from a turf toe injury to gain clearance for an eventual 30-10 win over the Giants on Monday, but the speedy wideout looks like he'll be ready to put an end to his seven-game absence this weekend in Indianapolis. With the status of Antonio Brown (ankle) still in flux heading into the Week 12 matchup, Miller could challenge Tyler Johnson for the No. 3 receiver role behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. In his three appearances before landing on IR, Miller cobbled together a 2-11-0 receiving line on three targets across 51 offensive snaps.

Nov 23, 2021 10:06 AM EST


Not back for Week 11

Miller (toe) wasn't activated off injured reserve ahead of Monday's game against the Giants, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Miller was designated to return from injured reserve in early November, and time is running out for him to be reinstated to the active roster. The 24-year-old will need to be activated later this week, or he'll remain on injured reserve for the rest of the season.

Nov 22, 2021 1:47 PM EST


Won't return in Week 10

Miller (toe) won't be activated from injured reserve prior to Sunday's game against Washington, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coach Bruce Arians recently expressed optimism that Miller would be able to suit up against Washington, but the receiver will miss at least one more game due to turf toe. He resumed practicing Nov. 2, so it appears likely that he'll return to game action for the team's Week 11 matchup against the Giants on Nov. 22.

Nov 13, 2021 3:22 PM EST


Chance for Week 10 return

Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Miller (toe) has a chance to suit up for Sunday's game against Washington, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Miller has been held out of action since Week 3 due to a turf toe injury, but he was cleared to resume practicing Nov. 2. With Chris Godwin (foot) considered a game-time decision and Antonio Brown (ankle) still looking uncertain, Miller could have a chance to immediately step into a key role on offense if he's able to retake the field Sunday.

Nov 12, 2021 6:19 AM EST


Clear for practice

The Buccaneers designated Miller (toe) for return from injured reserve Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Miller has been sidelined since Week 3 due to a turf toe injury, but with his 21-day window open to return to the active roster there's a chance he'll be back following Tampa Bay's Week 9 bye. Elsewhere in the receiving corps, Antonio Brown is dealing with a sprain near his heel and has missed three of eight games so far this season. While Brown also may return after the bye, Miller still could have a role on offense behind starters Mike Evans and Chris Godwin upon being active again.

Nov 2, 2021 2:53 PM EST


Running on the side

Miller (toe) was spotted running off to the side at Wednesday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Miller has missed four straight games due to a turf toe injury, and though the Buccaneers haven't yet officially designated him for return from IR, it's encouraging to see the 24-year-old resume running again. As soon as he's back to full health Miller will be eligible to return to the active roster, but coach Bruce Arians also has yet to offer a substantial update on his recovery progress. Meanwhile, Antonio Brown (ankle) remains absent from practice and is walking with the assistance of a single crutch.

Oct 27, 2021 8:43 AM EST


Heads to IR

The Buccaneers placed Miller (toe) on injured reserve Wednesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Miller's move to IR means he'll be sidelined for at least three weeks after he was diagnosed with turf toe following Sunday's loss to the Rams. After filling a depth role for the Bucs' first two games of the season, Miller slotted in more regularly into three-receiver sets Week 3 as a replacement for Antonio Brown (illness), who wasn't available after testing positive for COVID-19. Brown has not yet been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, but because he's believed to be previously vaccinated, he should have a decent chance at making it back in action for Sunday's game at New England.

Sep 29, 2021 7:54 AM EST


Set to miss time

The Buccaneers may place Miller on injured reserve due to a turf toe injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Antonio Brown (illness) and Jaydon Mickens (abdomen) sidelined Sunday against the Rams, Miller was poised for an expanded workload, which came to pass. After combining for 20 snaps on offense in the first two games of the season, Miller bumped up to 32 (of 73) in Week 3, resulting in two catches (on three targets) for 11 yards. Now that Miller is set to miss multiple games, Tyler Johnson could receive more run in the short term depending on how soon Brown can get through COVID-19 protocols.

Sep 27, 2021 3:29 PM EST


Dealing with turf toe

Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Miller is dealing with a pretty severe case of turf toe, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Miller caught two of his three targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Rams. The 24-year-old was expected to play a bigger role in Week 3 with Antonio Brown on the COVID-19 list, and while he did see an uptick in snaps, Miller's production left fantasy owners wanting more. Brown is likely to return this week, so Miller may be relegated to his bench role even if he is able to shake his turf toe ahead of Week 4.

Sep 27, 2021 1:23 PM EST


Expanded Week 3 role likely

Miller, who did not draw a target over 12 snaps from scrimmage in a Week 2 win over the Falcons, could be set for a bigger role in Week 3 against the Rams after Antonio Brown was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Analysis: There remains an outside chance that Brown is able to still take the field Sunday; the veteran is believed to be vaccinated and therefore will only need to produce two negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart in order to be cleared. Absent that development, however, Miller would bump up to Brown's No. 3 role, with Tyler Johnson likely serving as the No. 4 option. Miller has yet to draw a target through two games, playing a total of 20 snaps from scrimmage over that span.

Sep 22, 2021 10:34 PM EST


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