The Bears’ return for receiver Anthony Miller was predictably paltry.
The trade, agreed to on Saturday, became official Monday. The Bears will send Miller and their 2022 seventh-round pick to the Texans for their 2022 fifth-round pick.
In the last year of his rookie deal, the slot receiver will report to training camp in Houston with, as the saying goes, a second chance to make a first impression.
The Bears grew frustrated with Miller’s inconsistency and lack of focus in the three seasons since general manager Ryan Pace traded up to draft him in the second round. Miller punching Saints pest C.J. Gardner-Johnson in the playoff game was the last straw — Bears receivers had been warned earlier in the week not to engage with the same cornerback who had suckered Javon Wims into throwing a punch in their midseason meeting.
Dazz Newsome, which is on the PUP list, and Damiere Byrd are expected to get Miller’s snaps.