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Zach Miller | Tight End | #86

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 243
College: Nebraska Omaha
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (180) / JAC
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Bears placed TE Zach Miller on injured reserve with a broken foot, ending his season.
Always injury-prone throughout his career, it's an amazing feat that he was able to make it this long in Chicago without getting hurt. In his absence, paired with Alshon Jeffery's for the next three weeks, the Bears will lean on Eddie Royal. But Matt Barkley will be throwing him passes, providing zero upside. Logan Paulsen, Ben Braunecker, and Daniel Brown are the tight ends. Nov 23 - 11:55 AM

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Zach Miller will have surgery on his broken foot.

This is mostly for bookkeeping purposes as Miller was ruled out for the season Sunday night. With Miller sidelined and not much talent at tight end, the Bears might look to Eddie Royal to take on a bigger role in the passing game. Even so, this is shaping up as an offense to avoid outside of Jordan Howard.
Nov 21 - 10:02 AM

Zach Miller is done for the season with a broken right foot.

Devastating. Miller was extremely upset after getting stepped on, suggesting he knew the severity of the issue. Miller has a long history of foot injuries, missing all of 2014 and much of 2010. Miller has been snakebit by the injury bug his entire eight-year career. Now 32, Miller wisely signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract last offseason after no one else would pay him. Despite his age and injury issues, we'd expect he'll return at his $1.5 million salary. The Bears have no other options at the seam. It's going to be ugly for the Bears' offense down the stretch.
Nov 20 - 5:07 PM

Bears coach John Fox said Zach Miller's injury is "similar" to his previously broken foot.

So ... he has a broken foot? Miller has a long history of foot issues, missing all of 2014 and a big chunk of 2010. It sounds likely that he's played his final snap of the season, which would be a crushing blow for a ludicrously undermanned offense. The Bears have a trio of journeyman behind Miller, none of whom figure to become fantasy viable in his absence.
Nov 20 - 4:42 PM

Bears TE Zach Miller was forced from Sunday's game against the Giants with a foot injury, and will not return.

That's a loss the Bears couldn't afford. Miller is the team's nominal No. 1 receiver in Alshon Jeffery's absence. Miller had three grabs for 61 yards and a touchdown before departing. He got stepped on near the end of the first half, and was visibly frustrated on the sideline, spiking his helmet. Miller has a long and winding injury history. It could be a while before we see him again.
Nov 20 - 2:48 PM

Zach Miller hauled in four-of-seven targets for 32 yards Sunday in the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Miller was a non-factor in the first half, reeling in just one-of-two targets for four yards. He was Jay Cutler’s intended receiver on a first-quarter pick-six. Miller turned it on a bit in the second half as the Bears tried to erase a 26-point deficit. Despite a five-game touchdown drought, Miller is still seeing a decent number of targets. That’s enough to keep him in the TE1 conversation for next week’s game against the Giants.
Nov 13 - 5:50 PM

Zach Miller caught 7-of-10 targets for 88 yards in the Bears' Week 8 win over the Vikings.

Miller led the Bears in catches, yards, and targets. The 10 looks tied a season-high from Week 6. Miller didn't produce in Weeks 1 or 2 with Jay Cutler, but Cutler leaned on his tight end in his first start back from a thumb injury. Miller will be a volume-dependent TE1 against the Bucs in Week 10. The Bears are heading into their bye week. Miller is fourth among tight ends in targets.
Nov 1 - 12:24 AM

Zach Miller snagged two-of-five targets for 40 yards Thursday in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Packers.

Miller caught all of two passes but still managed to lead the team in receiving yards. All of his targets came in the fourth quarter. Miller has averaged just 49.7 yards per game over his last three outings and hasn't scored a touchdown during that span. He’ll be a back-end TE1 against the Vikings in Week 8.
Oct 21 - 12:17 AM

Zach Miller (ribs) is questionable for Week 7 against the Packers.

Miller was limited at practice this week. He'll be fine for Thursday night's game in Green Bay. Miller belongs in the TE1 conversation.
Oct 19 - 4:12 PM

Zach Miller (ribs) remained limited in Tuesday's practice.

Miller rarely, if ever, gets in full practices. The TE1 will be ready for Thursday night's game against the Packers.
Oct 18 - 3:07 PM

Zach Miller (ribs) was limited in Monday's practice.

Miller will be fine for Thursday night against the Packers as a legitimate TE1.
Oct 17 - 6:38 PM

Zach Miller caught 6-of-10 targets for 36 yards in the Bears' Week 6 loss to the Jaguars.

The targets were a season high, but Miller was essentially catching and falling this afternoon. Either way, he has at least six receptions in three of his past four games, and remains a red zone favorite. Miller is a legit TE1.
Oct 16 - 5:35 PM

Bears TE Zach Miller (ribs) is active for Week 6 against the Jaguars.

The Jags aren't a mouthwatering matchup, but Miller's usage has him in the every-week TE1 mix for the time being.
Oct 16 - 11:34 AM

Zach Miller (ribs) returned to Bears practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

This is Miller's routine for the time being. He'll be a TE1 against the Jaguars.
Oct 13 - 6:46 PM

Zach Miller (ribs) did not practice Wednesday.

Miller followed this routine last week, missing practicing on Wednesday. He should be back Thursday. Miller looked like his normal self, posting a 7-73 line in Week 5. He'll again be back on the TE1 map against the Jaguars.
Oct 12 - 2:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Barkley
2David Fales
RB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
3Ka'Deem Carey
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
3RB1Jordan Howard
2Jeremy Langford
FB1Paul Lasike
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Marquess Wilson
3Eddie Royal
WR21Cameron Meredith
2Josh Bellamy
3Deonte Thompson
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Logan Paulsen
2Daniel Brown
LT1Charles Leno
2Mike Adams
LG1Josh Sitton
C1Cody Whitehair
2Ted Larsen
RG1Eric Kush
2Cornelius Edison
RT1Bobby Massie
K1Connor Barth