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Miami Dolphins' Lamar Miller to hit market

By Alex Butler   |   March 7, 2016 at 10:48 PM

MIAMI, March 7 (UPI) -- Running back Lamar Miller may be wearing a different jersey next season, despite scoring the most touchdowns in his career last season for the Miami Dolphins.

Miller, 24, "will hit the open market when free agency begins in earnest Wednesday," a source told the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

But Miller, who was born in Miami, went to high school in Miami, and played for the University of Miami, might be staying in Florida.

Tampa Bay Times reporter Rick Stroud said that Miller is "expected to be a target of the Bucs should they lose [Doug] Martin."

Miller was selected No. 97 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Last season he rushed for 872 yards and eight scores on 194 carries. Miller also had 47 receptions for 397 yards and two touchdown catches.

In four seasons in Miami, Miller rushed for 2,930 yards and 19 scores on 638 career carries.

Salguero mentioned Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Matt Forte, and Doug Martin as "available running back talent on the market" that the Dolphins may decide to look at.

Pro Football Focus ranked Miller the No. 2 free agent running back, behind Tampa Bay's Martin.

Miller made $1,663,500 last season.

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