Scott Miller

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

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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

Not on injury report

Miller (elbow) wasn't listed on Monday's injury report.

Analysis: Miller emerged from preseason Week 3 with a minor tweak of his elbow, but fortunately for the third-year wide receiver he's not considered among the Buccaneers' few injury concerns heading into the season opener Thursday versus the Cowboys. With Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown embedded as the team's top three WRs, though, Miller will be vying with Tyler Johnson and perhaps rookie Jaelon Darden for the few targets that linger from Tom Brady.

Sep 6, 2021 2:06 PM EST

Minor elbow tweak Saturday

Miller, who failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 23-16 preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday night, also tweaked his elbow but it isn't considered serious, Jenna Laine of reports.

Analysis: Miller ended up with another empty stat line Saturday to wrap up preseason, but his elbow issue certainly played a part. While it doesn't seem like the injury is anything other than minor considering the third-year wideout returned to the game, a healthy Miller is facing the very real possibility of losing snaps and targets this season to Tyler Johnson and even rookie Jaelon Darden if he doesn't perform any better than he showed this preseason.

Aug 29, 2021 8:00 PM EST

Does nothing with two grabs

Miller secured two of three targets for minus-1 yard in the Buccaneers' 34-3 preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday night.

Analysis: The third-year speedster has had a solid camp by all accounts, but he was a non-factor Saturday night while catching his two passes from Ryan Griffin. Miller seems to have a fairly secure grip on a roster spot, but could certainly lose snaps to both Tyler Johnson and rookie Jaelon Darden behind the top trio of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown as the season progresses.

Aug 21, 2021 8:30 PM EST

Quiet in SB LV win

Miller rushed once for minus-3 yards and did not draw a target during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Analysis: The speedy wideout logged 12 snaps from scrimmage, but he was somewhat unsurprisingly uninvolved in the air attack. However, Miller made a solid Year 2 leap during the regular season in the form of a 33-501-3 line over 480 snaps from scrimmage, and he followed it up with four receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown over the Buccaneers' first three postseason games. Looking ahead to 2021, Miller could be poised for a full-time No. 3 role at minimum, considering both Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown are ticketed for free agency.

Feb 8, 2021 10:44 AM EST

Notches key score in big win

Miller brought in two of three targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-26 win over the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: The speedster was expected to fill an elevated role to a degree in the absence of Antonio Brown (knee), and he looked very much like his injured teammate during his Steelers heyday on a 39-yard scoring grab off a go route late in the first half. Miller made chunk plays his signature throughout his second season, with seven of his 33 catches going for more than 20 yards and his one reception during a divisional-round victory against the Saints resulting in a 29-yard gain. Despite Sunday's heroics, Miller could well be back to his No. 4 wideout role in Super Bowl LV if Brown is able to return for that Feb. 7 contest.

Jan 24, 2021 4:06 PM EST

Chance for expanded role

Miller is one of the Buccaneers' secondary receivers that stands to benefit from the absence of Antonio Brown (knee) for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers, Jenna Laine of reports.

Analysis: Miller took a big step forward in his second season, posting a 33-501-3 line (53 targets) across 16 games, with seven of his receptions going for more than 20 yards. Miller logged just eight snaps from scrimmage against the Saints in Sunday's divisional-round win even with Brown on the sidelines for most of the second half, but his one catch, which went for 29 yards, underscored the downfield dimension he brings to Tampa Bay's passing game. His established rapport with Tom Brady could certainly pay dividends versus Green Bay, although the air attack could be challenged to thrive in what are expected to be frigid conditions.

Jan 23, 2021 11:46 AM EST

Noteworthy catch in playoff win

Miller brought in one of two targets for 29 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Miller played his usual abbreviated role in the victory, but his one catch served as the Buccaneers' longest gain from scrimmage during the contest. The second-year speedster could be set for an elevated role in Sunday's NFC Championship Game versus the Packers if Antonio Brown (knee) is limited or forced sit out.

Jan 18, 2021 11:29 AM EST

Two touches from scrimmage in win

Miller secured his only target for 15 yards and rushed once for eight yards in the Buccaneers' 31-23 wild-card win over Washington on Saturday night.

Analysis: The speedy wideout was once again a bit player in the offense despite Tom Brady throwing for 381 yards, marking his third consecutive one-catch effort dating back to Week 16. Miller will continue to be a hit-or-miss option once again in next Sunday's divisional-round matchup versus the Saints, as the top trio of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown figure to continue commanding the majority of Brady's attention.

Jan 10, 2021 6:32 PM EST

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