Scott Miller

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

Scott Miller News

Does little with opportunity

Miller brought in just one of five targets for four yards in the Buccaneers' 14-12 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller played a robust 52 snaps from scrimmage with the Buccaneers down three receivers, yet as his final line implies, he largely squandered the opportunity. The Bowling Green product certainly brings plenty of speed to the table, but with just a 9-76 line on 22 targets over his last 11 regular-season games overall, Miller is unlikely to make any sort of impact whenever the team's receiving corps is even approximating full health.

Sep 26, 2022 9:07 PM EST

Back to full practice

Miller (calf) practiced fully Thursday.

Analysis: The Buccaneers' receiving corps seems poised to be depleted again Sunday versus the Packers, as Mike Evans will sit out due to a one-game suspension, Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) have yet to practice this week, and Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) were limited again Thursday. Miller didn't take advantage of his eight targets Week 2 at New Orleans, turning them into three catches for 34 yards while taking one carry for eight yards. Still, he could earn a decent enough snap share to make an impact in the box score this weekend.

Sep 22, 2022 2:08 PM EST

Bothered by calf

Miller (calf) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) also were limited, while Julio Jones (knee) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) didn't practice and Mike Evans is suspended for one week. It thus remains unclear who will see targets from Tom Brady this Sunday against Green Bay, but the early outlook hints at Miller being involved even if he has a minor calf injury.

Sep 21, 2022 2:33 PM EST

Three grabs in Week 2 win

Miller brought in three of eight targets for 34 yards and rushed once for eight yards in the Buccaneers' 20-10 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller garnered active status with both Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) sidelined, and the speedster played a total of 29 snaps from scrimmage (43 percent). While there wasn't much efficiency evident in Miller's line, his numbers qualify as serviceable on a day when Tom Brady threw for only 190 yards. The Bowling Green product could be back to inactive status for the Week 3 home showdown with the Packers if either or both Godwin or Jones are available for that contest, however.

Sep 19, 2022 8:16 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Miller is inactive for Sunday night's season opener against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Miller is the odd man out in Week 1, with Tampa Bay's top wide receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Russell Gage and Julio Jones all in uniform Sunday night. He's off the fantasy radar until or unless injuries hit the aforementioned quartet.

Sep 11, 2022 4:12 PM EST

Surprisingly makes final roster

Miller made the Buccaneers' initial 53-man roster over Tyler Johnson, the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Johnson had the far better preseason showing than Miller, but ultimately, the fourth-year pro from Bowling Green survived final cuts while the former has already been claimed by the Texans off waivers. Miller currently slots in as the No. 6 receiver and a reserve option at returner, but it's certainly conceivable he could play at least a minor role in the offense over the course of the season given his speed and past body of work with Tom Brady.

Aug 31, 2022 1:13 PM EST

Falls flat in preseason finale

Miller brought in one of two targets for minus-1 yard in the Buccaneers' 27-10 preseason loss to the Colts on Saturday night.

Analysis: Miller logged 17 snaps from scrimmage overall, but as his final line indicates, he didn't do anything to help his already dwindling case for a roster spot. Miller certainly has his fair share of favorable history with the Buccaneers, but considering the team's depth at receiver and the emergence of Tyler Johnson along with some other young wideouts may spell the end of the line for the Bowling Green product.

Aug 28, 2022 12:27 PM EST

Trending toward losing spot?

Miller, who secured one of three targets for 15 yards in the Buccaneers' 13-3 preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday night, may be in danger of losing his roster spot, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: The speedy Bowling Green product was shut out in the exhibition opener and then not only did little Saturday night, but also squandered a key opportunity. Knight notes Miller didn't hang on to what may have been Kyle Trask's best throw of the night, a deep pass down the right sideline late in the second quarter. The fourth-year pro's one grab did come on a 3rd-and-6 situation, but with undrafted free agent Deven Thompkins putting together another solid effort Saturday and also capable of filling a return role, Miller's chances of making the final 53-man roster may be dwindling.

Aug 21, 2022 1:39 PM EST

Empty stat line in opener

Miller failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 26-24 preseason loss to the Dolphins on Saturday night.

Analysis: Miller notably came up empty on a night where several of his fellow competitors for a depth receiver role put some strong play on film. The Bowling Green product does have a respectable body of work from prior seasons to rely on to an extent, but he'll certainly need to show a lot more in his ongoing bid for a roster spot during next Saturday night's road preseason battle against the Titans.

Aug 13, 2022 8:28 PM EST

Feeling healthy at training camp

Miller, who dealt with a nagging turf toe injury most of 2021, has felt healthy through his first 10 training camp practices and has been given an opportunity to "do a lot of different things" thus far, Andrew Crane of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Miller hasn't yet had much of a chance to run slot and options routes at the NFL level despite thriving in those at Bowling Green, but Buccaneers coaches are apparently giving him a bit more free rein this summer. Miller has also taken some reps as a kickoff returner and is apparently completely healed from the hamstring injury that prevented him from participating in minicamp, leaving him well-positioned for the heated battle with the likes of Breshad Perriman (leg), Cyril Grayson and Tyler Johnson for the last couple of receiver roster spots available behind the top quartet of Mike Evans (hamstring), Chris Godwin (knee), Russell Gage and Julio Jones.

Aug 7, 2022 9:18 PM EST

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

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