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Lamar Miller expected back for playoffs

The Texans are optimistic about Lamar Miller's healthy return to the starting lineup in time for the postseason.

"I think he's feeling better and I think it will be great," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "It will be good to have him back. He's been a very productive player for us this year, so we're looking forward to getting him back."

Miller has missed the final two games of the regular season with an ankle injury. In his 14 starts, he led the team with 1,073 yards rushing on a career-best 268 carries and scored five touchdowns. The fifth-year veteran back also caught 31 passes for 188 yards and one receiving touchdown.

The Texans AFC Wild Card game against the Oakland Raiders will be Miller's first career postseason appearance. Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday at 3:35 p.m. CT on ESPN/ABC and SportsRadio 610.

Texans fans showed up strong to support their team in Week 17 at Nissan Stadium.

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