The lack of playing time led to some speculation that the running back's shoulder injury from Week 9 was worse than it appeared.
However, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that he was told Miller was "fine" and didn't suffer a setback.
Miller was blown up by Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on a two-yard loss on the Dolphins' first play from scrimmage Sunday. He earned just 10 rushing yards on the game. Daniel Thomas had five carries for 14 yards and a fumble. Rookie Damien Williams led Miami with seven carries for 34 yards as the Dolphins' rushing attack totaled just 50 yards.
With a quick turnaround before facing the Buffalo Bills' fierce defensive front on *Thursday Night Football, *exclusively on NFL Network, Miller's practice participation this week will be something to monitor.
The shifty James could provide a change-of-pace out of Miami's backfield in what will likely be a limited role if he's active Thursday night.