Miller told reporters that he had certain symptoms "pretty bad"
and it was not so simple returning to football shape as the
Panthers prepare for a Week 2 tilt with the New Orleans Saints.
"I did a little conditioning, and I was like, ‘Wow, my lung
capacity is not what it used to be,'" Miller said.
Miller was not vaccinated for COVID-19, based on NFL protocols
that state unvaccinated players must spend at least 10 days on
the reserve list set aside for the virus.
Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady said the team expects
Miller will be available to play Sunday if called upon.
Miller, 28, is in his seventh NFL season and his second with
Carolina after playing for the Buffalo Bills (2015-18) and
Cincinnati Bengals (2019). He has played in 74 games, all
starts, in his career, including 14 starts for the Panthers last
Miller said he watched the Panthers' Week 1 win over the New
York Jets from his bed at home as he continued to recover from
"It's COVID and it's out there and it's real," Miller said. "It
has been affecting every one of us."
--Field Level Media
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