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Houston RB Miller expects to play against Lions

October 28, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller expects to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions despite a shoulder injury.

Miller was injured taking a hit at the end of a run in the first quarter on Monday night at Denver . He returned for a few plays after the hit, but Alfred Blue got the bulk of the carries after that.

Miller said he would be surprised if he isn’t able to play, but isn’t sure if he’ll be able to take as many snaps as he normally does. He said he had an MRI, which revealed no structural damage to his shoulder, and that it simply will be a matter of managing his pain on Sunday.

The 25-year-old was signed to a four-year, $26 million contract in the offseason after spending his first four seasons with the Dolphins.

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