Injuries to Antonio Gibson and Peyton Barber prompted Washington’s move. The league’s COVID protocols mean that Miller won’t be eligible to play this week when they play the Seattle Seahawks.
Practice squad players are essentially free agents that are able to sign with any team as long as they are signed to their new team’s active roster. If a player that is signed away is cut within three weeks he reverts back to his previous team.
Miller was originally signed by the Bears on October 5, and he was promoted for their Monday night game on November 16 against the Vikings. That was the only game he was active for this season, and he had 2 receptions for 6 yards.
With Miller reportedly gone, the Bears no longer have a running back on their practice squad. They do still have four running backs on their active roster, David Montgomery, Ryan Nall, Artavis Pierce, and Cordarrelle Patterson.
In other practice squad news, yesterday the Bears placed quarterback Tyler Bray on their protected list.