Texans rookie WR Braxton Miller will be active vs. Vikings

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Braxton Miller will be active Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday.

"He did a nice job this week," O'Brien said. "Any time you miss time, it's tough especially on a rookie receiver, but I thought he came back, and he was obviously paying attention while he was out."

Miller injured his hamstring in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs and returned to practice for the first time this week. He was a full participant in practice Thursday and Friday.

Miller was the Texans' third-round pick out of Ohio State in the 2016 draft. He has two catches for 9 yards this season.

Earlier in the week, quarterback Brock Osweiler said it would be "great to have [Miller] back" on Sunday, calling him an "extremely dynamic football player."

Miller said Friday that his hamstring feels much better and that he can't wait to be back on the field with his teammates. He said this is the first time he has dealt with a hamstring injury, so he had to be careful and not rush his return.

"It feels good [to be back]," Miller said. "This is my life, so I love being out there with my teammates, my brothers. Come back and contributing at a high level. I can't wait."
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