Braxton Miller has a big opportunity, heading into Sunday's game at Jacksonville.
With no Jaelen Strong (ankle) and rookie Will Fuller V (knee) limited in practice, Miller's repetitions have increased.
"He now is in a position where he ran a couple of plays and blocked a couple of players in the running game that really never practiced, just based on the nature of the reps that you get throughout a game week," offensive coordinator George Godsey said. "So there's a lot in the meeting room that has to be digested and we're counting on those guys and they know that's part of their role as an NFL player."
For the rookie wide receiver, he's also still learning his position. Miller, who switched from quarterback to wide receiver just last year at Ohio State, dealt with a hamstring injury that kept him inactive for Weeks 3 and 4 against New England and Tennessee. Since his return, Miller has been working to get back up to speed. Head coach Bill O'Brien says there are ways to assist in the progress.
"There's really no substitute for experience," O'Brien said. "So what we try to do is supplement the experience, or lack thereof, with film-watching, individual sessions. I'm going to meet with Braxton. We're going to watch some tape tomorrow. He meets, obviously with (wide receivers coach) Sean (Ryan) and George (Godsey) every single day. He meets with Brock (Osweiler). I think with all those guys, the more experience they get, the better they are going to get."
In six games with two starts this season, Miller has five catches for 34 yards and three kickoffs returns for a total of 41 yards.