TE Billy Miller - Free Agent

6-3, 230Born: 4-24-1977College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 7, pick

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Game Recaps

2008 Week 3 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 41 / 0 rec)

He obviously isn't the key TE here, but he made a nice contribution with his two catches.

2008 Week 4 vs SF (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

Billy Miller started at tight end due to the injury to Jeremy Shockey. It took him a little while to get adjusted to the flow of the game as he was unable to haul in his first two targets, one of which was intercepted. After the initial problems he was able to settle down and provide a reliable target over the middle.

2008 Week 5 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)

Miller played well, catching many passes over the middle and showing good size.

2008 Week 6 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec)

Miller has shown to have pretty good hands and is doing an okay job filling in for Shockey.

2008 Week 7 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)

Three of Miller's targets came in the fourth quarter.

2008 Week 8 vs SD (11 / 7 / 82 / 0 rec)

Miller became the latest in a long line of tight ends who have put up big numbers against the Chargers this season. While he didn't find the end zone, he was looked to on two of the most critical plays of the entire game. He was the target of a fourth down completion early in the third quarter, a drive that eventually led to a Mark Campbell touchdown. And he was also the target of a key third down conversion late in the fourth quarter. After the Chargers had seized the momentum and cut a 17 point lead down to just seven, the Saints faced a third down and five. Miller got open over the middle for a 15 yard pickup. The Saints eventually punted on the drive, but not before another two minutes had run off the clock.

2008 Week 10 vs ATL (6 / 5 / 65 / 0 rec)

Billy Miller was the most reliable of the tight ends employed by the Saints. He saw all of his action in the fourth quarter after Jeremy Shockey dropped a couple of passes and got into an animated discussion with Drew Brees on the sideline. Miller is an excellent receiver and knows where to find the open areas in the field against the defensive coverage. His only non-reception was on a pass that was thrown a little low and late.

2008 Week 12 vs GB (5 / 4 / 36 / 1 rec)

TE Billy Miller ran well with the ball after the catch, fighting for any extra yardage he could get. He was hit by QB Drew Brees in the end zone for a score after he had beat LB A.J. Hawk in coverage over the middle of the field.

2008 Week 15 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Miller was the more reliable tight end in this game for QB Drew Brees as he caught every pass sent his way for 35 yards.

2008 Week 16 vs DET (6 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)

After Shockey was hurt, Miller was targeted five times in the second half. He caught four of the passes and had a long gain of 21 yards.

2008 Week 17 vs CAR (7 / 3 / 56 / 0 rec)

Billy Miller got the start due to the injury to Jeremy Shockey and did well in the passing game. Miller was almost used like a slot receiver on most passing plays, as he primarily lined up in the receiver position and not in a traditional tight end spot. He was asked to help out in pass blocking during the second half, as the defense was having success with their pass rushers getting pressure on the quarterback.

2007 Week 6 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

All of Miller's looks came in the second half.

2007 Week 8 vs SF (2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Miller showed that he can catch the ball well, but is still the number two tight end behind Johnson.

2007 Week 9 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 75 / 0 rec)

Miller was very productive, and came very close to scoring, as he was tackled at the one yard line after taking a short pass and turning it into a 57 yard play. He displayed sure hands while being used on shorter routes.

2007 Week 10 vs STL (1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

Miller caught one catch for a touchdown but it was in garbage time after the Rams were already leading by 27 points in the fourth quarter.

2007 Week 11 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Miller displayed sure hands while being used on shorter routes.

2007 Week 12 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 32 / 1 rec)

Billy Miller caught four passes for 32 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown started the second half scoring for the Saints. Miller picked up a first down earlier in the drive on a third down play. The drive continued and then he caught the one yard touchdown pass to put the Saints up by 11 points. On the Saints final scoring drive, Miller caught an eight yard pass for a first down at the Carolina six yard line. Two plays later, the Saints scored to go up by 25 points.

2007 Week 14 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 36 / 0 rec)

Miller was the second tight end for the Saints and caught one of the two balls thrown his way.

2007 Week 15 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)

Miller caught three balls for 39 yards with a long of 22 yards.

2007 Week 16 vs PHI (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)

Miller was far from a reliable target for Drew Brees. He was targeted numerous times over the middle, but was plagued by dropped passes.

2006 Week 10 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Miller fumbled away his only reception on the Saints' second offensive play of the game.

2006 Week 12 vs ATL (3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Miller caught two short passes just before halftime with the Saints in a hurry up offense, but it was his final target that was worth taking notice of. He pulled in a diving 17 yard reception down the left sideline on a second and eleven play.

2006 Week 13 vs SF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Miller had one target in Week 13, a pass in the end zone that was tipped away by the 49ers' defense in the third quarter.

2006 Week 14 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Miller only caught one of his four looks.

2006 Week 15 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Miller was involved early on, catching the first two completions thrown by Drew Brees. But he had just one reception the rest of the way, and wasn't a factor. Miller lost approximately ten receiving yards after a catch was negated when it was ruled that Drew Brees had crossed the line of scrimmage before throwing the ball.

2006 Week 16 vs NYG (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Miller dropped what should have been a first down at the conclusion of the first New Orleans drive on a quick dump going up the center of the field. He was fortunate that the Giants gave the ball right back off of a muffed punt by return specialist Chad Morton.

2006 Week 17 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Miller caught all three of the passes thrown his way for 33 yards. He had a 22 yard catch that looked like it was going to lead to a nice drive for New Orleans. Martin got sacked two plays later and fumbled. Carolina put the game out of reach shortly after.

2006 Week 19 vs PHI (4 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)

Miller caught all four of his targets, starting with a short seven yard catch in the second quarter just before halftime. Miller performed well in the third quarter, as he caught three passes for 15, 29 and 13 yards, all down the middle of the field. Miller picked up two first downs for the Saints on his final two catches, which were his last targets for the game.

2006 Week 20 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)

Miller saw his first target midway through the first quarter on the Saints third drive. He sat down just short of the first down marker in the left flat. He did a nice job of getting his hands under the low pass from QB Drew Brees. Miller saw a flurry of garbage time targets late in the fourth quarter when the outcome was well decided.

2005 Week 2 vs GB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Though he did not catch a ball, it is worth noting the Billy Miller was targeted twice.