Chiefs news: Anthony Miller officially signs futures deal

The Kansas City Chiefs officially added Anthony Miller to the coming offseason roster.
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Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller officially signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, confirming his inclusion on the team's 2024 offseason roster.

Miller has already been with the Chiefs for a few weeks after signing with them near the end of the regular season. At the time, general manager Brett Veach decided to sign Miller and tight end Izaiah Gathings as late-season additions to the practice squad.

The ability to join the team late in December allowed the front office and coaching staff to see whether there was something intriguing to the skill sets of both Miller and Gathings enough to offer them a spot on the 2024 offseason roster, which expands to 90 men. That's exactly what happened with Miller here, who did enough as a member of the practice squad to warrant a longer look.

The Kansas City Chiefs officially added Anthony Miller to the coming offseason roster.

For Miller, the chance to grow with the team over the longer term is a dream come true for a former second-round draft pick looking at perhaps his final chance to make good on his potential in the NFL. For the Chiefs it's a no-risk flyer akin to past experiments spent on Josh Gordon or Corey Coleman or John Ross.

Miller was originally drafted back in 2018 by the Chicago Bears out of the University of Memphis, so he'll know a familiar face in current Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. Miller lasted three full seasons with the Bears before he was flipped in a minor deal to the Houston Texans before the 2021 season.

Miller would end up with the Steelers midway through the 2021 season and was on the team's injured reserve for all of 2022. He had brief stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts last year but never earned a spot on an active roster. Now he's hoping for a chance to turn things around with Patrick Mahomes and company.

As of right now, the Chiefs are focused on the present moment in which they're one of four teams still vying for the Lombardi Trophy in a bid to repeat as champs. Their next opponent is a scheduled date against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Stadium with the winner going on to Las Vegas to face either the Detroit Lions or the San Francisco 49ers.