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Bruce Miller case still being reviewed by DA's office, no arraignment date set

Bruce Miller's case continues to wait for some kind of word from the Santa Clara District Attorney's office. What's next?

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Fooch's update: Trent Baalke said Miller is in Georgia during the 49ers offseason program. Sounds like he is dealing with this whole situation in some form or fashion.

The San Francisco 49ers continue to wait on word as to the legal status of fullback Bruce Miller. The Santa Clara District Attorney's office had established a placeholder arraignment date of April 20, but that has been pushed back. Eric Branch is reporting the DA's office is still reviewing the case, and have not established an arraignment hearing date.

Miller was arrested in early March on suspicion of spousal battery. The police released some basic details on March 12, and the case was passed to the DA's office that same day. In the five weeks since the case was passed along, this is the first bit of news on the subject.

The 49ers have wrapped up the first two weeks of their offseason workout program, and will move on to coaching and on-field work next week. The team can also have a voluntary minicamp at the end of the month. All indications are that Miller is active in the program. His status remains up in the air as GM Trent Baalke said the team is handling their own internal process. If the charges are not filed by the DA's office, I'd imagine Miller will continue along like normal. However, if charges are filed, we'll have to wait and see what happens with it.

For now, Trey Millard is the primary option behind Miller. He spent last season on the NFI list, and likely will move into a special teams role this year. However, with all this time to recover (he tore his ACL in October 2013), he could find himself working into a more significant role as the season moves along, even if nothing happens with Miller. Millard is an under-the-radar guy I think a lot of people are intrigued by heading into the 2015 season.