Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Miller a good bet to play

The Temple Owls are looking for someone to be a play-maker at wide receiver this weekend against Houston in the inaugural American Athletic Conference game at Lincoln Financial Field, and they are not ruling out that Deon Miller could be that guy.

Miller a good bet to play

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Deon Miller is tackled by #42 Maichael Mauti in the third quarter at<br />Beaver Stadium September 22, 2012. ( DAVID SWANSON / Staff<br />Photographer )
Deon Miller is tackled by #42 Maichael Mauti in the third quarter at Beaver Stadium September 22, 2012. ( DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer )

The Temple Owls are looking for someone to be a play-maker at wide receiver this weekend against Houston in the inaugural American Athletic Conference game at Lincoln Financial Field, and they are not ruling out that Deon Miller could be that guy.

Miller practiced on Tuesday and Wednesday but not on Thursday. Coach Matt Rhule said he was not certain that the 6-5, 210-pound Miller, a senior, would play. However, he did not rule it out.

Miller would be a nice addition for this game, especially now that the Owls know they will be without sophomore receiver Samuel Benjamin (clavicle) at least for the next 6-8 weeks.

Miller was limited during training camp due to severe cramping. Last season he missed significant time due to a viral infections. Miller has said that the cramping has nothing to do with last year's infection. 

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The line will get some help this week with the return of sophomore Brandon Chudnoff (George Washington High School). Chudnoff, 6-2, 250, didn’t play vs. Notre Dame due to nagging injuries. He should add depth to the Owls’ line. 

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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