By Joshua Reese

CBS Houston – Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Braxton Miller missed a second straight day of practice Wednesday. With a short week and two days of no practice, it’s unlikely Miller will be available for Thursday’s prime-time matchup with the New Egland Patriots.

Miller, however, would not rule himself out just yet. When asked during Wednesday’s media availability if he would be a game-time decision, he agreed.

“It’s day to day,” Braxton Miller said of his hamstring injury, “will see how it feels (Thursday).”

During the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Miller left the game. He later would be ruled out to return with a hamstring injury.

With a short week, it will be tough for the young wideout to return. If he is ready to go, Miller isn’t worried about the missed practice time.

“I take mental reps and I study hard like no other,” Miller said, “whatever it takes to be out on the field I’m going to do.”

Miller is a dynamic player but he has yet to make a big impact during the Texans games.

In the first two games, he’s been targeted six times, catching two passes for nine yards. This past Sunday he had a chance for a touchdown but was overpowered by Chiefs corner Marcus Peters who stepped in front of Miller for an interception on the goal line.

With a short week and the Patriots dealing with breaking in a new quarterback. If Miller is able to get back maybe he could do well against a team that’s focusing on plenty of other things.


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