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Zach Miller | Tight End | #86

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Nebraska Omaha
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (180) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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Bears placed TE Zach Miller (knee) on the reserve/PUP.
Miller never had a realistic shot to play this year, but this officially ends his season. It seems like this was always the plan after the Bears signed Miller to a one-year deal on Monday. It is a classy move by the organization. Jun 5 - 12:55 PM

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Bears signed TE Zach Miller (leg) to a one-year contract.

It is a classy move from the Bears. Miller suffered a dislocated knee last season which required emergency surgery just to save his leg. He has undergone nine operations since the injury, and it appears highly unlikely he is able to play again. The deal will pay Miller $790,000 if he can play this season or $458,000 if he, as expected, cannot.
Jun 4 - 8:40 AM

Bears TE Zach Miller (leg, injured reserve) requires a ninth leg operation, but hopes to continue his playing career.

Miller has been through a nightmare of a time since his horrific October injury, but is finally on the rebound. In addition to the injury, Miller turned 33 in October. He is headed to free agency after the season. Sadly, Miller will be facing an uphill battle to continue his career.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Bears TE Zach Miller (injured reserve) had to undergo eight surgeries on his injured left leg.

According to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson, Miller has "no timetable to resume a normal life," but is confident it will happen. Miller hasn't given up on the idea of returning to football, but the 33-year-old tight end's career is likely over. From a contractual standpoint, Miller will be a 2018 free agent.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:17:00 PM

Doctors believe they have saved the leg of Bears TE Zach Miller.

It's a surreal sentence to have to write, but the best possible news. Per coach John Fox, Miller has a "good pulse in his lower leg, and warmth." Miller remains hospitalized in New Orleans. His status should be updated some time in the next 48 hours.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 03:14:00 PM

Zach Miller (knee) is out of surgery, but remains hospitalized in New Orleans.

The Bears deemed Miller's emergency operation "successful." They called the procedure "vascular surgery to repair a torn popliteal artery." Per ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Miller underwent a post-surgery MRI to "evaluate blood flow and anatomy of injured leg." No one has said for sure yet that Miller is out of the woods with regards to keeping his leg, but it's beginning to trend that way.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 01:41:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Zach Miller underwent "urgent vascular surgery" on Sunday night to repair artery damage in his dislocated knee.

As Adam Schefter put it, the operation is an effort to save Miller's leg, not just his career. Obviously, this is an extremely serious situation, one which does not require any analysis about football repercussions. We wish Miller all the best.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 09:02:00 AM

Zach Miller suffered a dislocated knee in Week 8 against the Saints.

Miller was injured on a touchdown that was later overturned. He finished without any catches on two targets. The injury will sideline Miller the rest of the season. Dion Sims will replace Miller in the starting lineup.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Zach Miller hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 29 yards in the Bears' Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Mitchell Trubisky completed just four passes, but one of them was a third-down conversion to Miller late in the first quarter and another hit Miller in the fourth. The target share is nice, but it is not going to result in many fantasy points with the Bears trying to hide Trubisky as much as possible. Miller will be at best a low-end streaming option next week against the Saints.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 04:05:00 PM

Zach Miller caught 2-of-3 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' Week 6 win over the Ravens.

Miller was target-less until Tarik Cohen hit him for a wide-open 21-yard touchdown on a halfback pass. Mitchell Trubisky wound up with just eight completions. Miller will remain a fringe streamer in Week 7 against the Panthers.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Zach Miller caught 3-of-6 targets for 39 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' Week 5 loss to the Vikings.

The six targets led the team in Mitchell Trubisky's debut when he attempted just 25 passes. Miller's touchdown came from 20 yards out, but should have been intercepted. Vikings SS Andrew Sendejo completely mistimed his jump in the end zone and tipped the ball right into Miller's hands. The target volume has been there for Miller to make him a low-end TE1 next week at Baltimore.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 12:25:00 AM

Zach Miller caught 2-of-2 targets for 45 yards in the Bears' Week 4 loss to the Packers.

The yardage was a season high for the Bears' tight end, but the targets were a season low. A struggling Mike Glennon has managed to spread the ball around to a surprising amount of pass catchers as the Bears try to figure out who can actually help them on offense. Miller will be capable of big games going forward, but it's hard to predict when they'll happen. He'll be a low-end TE2 for Week 5 against the Vikings.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 12:45:00 AM

Zach Miller pulled in one-of-three targets for 17 yards Sunday in the Bears’ Week 3 win over the Steelers.

Miller made a nice play up the seam in tight coverage for his only grab of the day in the second quarter. That catch also happened to be Mike Glennon’s longest completion of the afternoon. Miller didn’t see much action aside from that, though he was the intended receiver on Glennon’s interception early in the fourth quarter. It was a quiet week for Miller, who was targeted a combined 15 times in his first two outings this year. He’ll look to bounce back against the Packers on Thursday Night Football.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:43:00 PM

Zach Miller caught 6-of-9 targets for 42 yards in the Bears' Week 2 loss to the Bucs.

Miller was second on the team in targets. He will be in the top two or three on a weekly basis, at least as long as he can stay on the field. Soon to be 33, Miller has an extensive injury history. He's a reasonable-floor, low-ceiling TE2.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Zach Miller caught 4-of-6 targets for 39 yards in the Bears' Week 1 loss to the Falcons.

Miller shared time with Dion Sims, who drew three targets. The Bears may have to lean on their tight ends more if Kevin White (wrist/shoulder) has to miss any time, but not to the extent that Miller would become more than an unreliable, matchup-based streamer. He'll be a TE2 for Week 2 against Tampa Bay.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Chase Daniel
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Allen Robinson
2Josh Bellamy
3Tanner Gentry
4Javon Wims
5Marlon Brown
WR21Taylor Gabriel
2Anthony Miller
3Kevin White
4Bennie Fowler
5DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Josh Bellamy
TE1Trey Burton
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
3Matt McCants
LG1James Daniels
2Jordan Morgan
3Earl Watford
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Kyle Long
2Eric Kush
3Will Pericak
RT1Bobby Massie
2Brandon Greene
K1Cody Parkey