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Zach Miller | Tight End | #86

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
College: Nebraska Omaha
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (180) / JAC
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The Chicago Tribune reports free agent TE Zach Miller wants $5 million per season in his new contract.
Although Miller came up huge in the second half of the season for the Bears, it's an asking price they'll likely deem ludicrous for a journeyman tight end going on age 32. Beat writer Brad Briggs believes Miller will reach the open market if he doesn't lower his demands. If Miller prices himself out of the Bears' plans, perhaps they'll give longer thought to keeping Martellus Bennett. Feb 2 - 1:26 PM

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Bears TE Zach Miller (toe) is inactive for Week 17 against the Lions.

With Martellus Bennett on I.R., the Bears' remaining tight ends are Rob Housler and Khari Lee. Miller excelled when given opportunities this season, but injuries have long been his downfall. He's a free agent this offseason.
Jan 3 - 11:35 AM

The Bears have listed ten players as questionable for Week 17 against the Lions.

Cool. One of the most notable is Zach Miller (toe), who got in very little practice work this week but played over 90 percent of Chicago's offensive snaps in last Sunday's win over the Bucs, and is in line for lots of usage if he can play. Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is out and Eddie Royal (illness) is doubtful.
Jan 1 - 1:57 PM

Zach Miller (toe) remained sidelined Thursday.

Miller's Week 17 status is up in the air, but he'll remain a TE1 if he can suit up against the Lions. His availability will be updated on Friday.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Zach Miller (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

If Miller plays Sunday, he'll be a TE1 against Detroit's bottom-end defense against opposing tight ends, especially with Alshon Jeffery now on I.R.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 02:14:00 PM

Zach Miller absorbed seven of eight targets for 69 yards in the Bears' Week 16 win over the Buccaneers.

As expected, Miller was Jay Cutler’s preferred target with Alshon Jeffery out of the lineup. He’s hauled in 18-of-20 passes for 211 yards over his last three games. That’s pretty incredible considering Miller didn’t play a single snap in the NFL between 2012 and 2014. If you’re still playing fantasy next week, Miller should be on the lower end of the TE1 spectrum against Detroit.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:56:00 PM

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson believes Zach Miller could be featured against the Bucs with Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, doubtful) out.

Miller has at least six targets in four of the last five games and has flashed some touchdown upside this season. He could see even more work against Tampa Bay. Miller is a low-end TE1 streamer in a good matchup.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Zach Miller caught all six of his targets for 57 yards in the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Vikings.

Miller played through a questionable tag with an illness, but was mostly a non-factor before catching three passes on the Bears' meaningless final possession in a 21-point loss. Miller will be a borderline TE1 next week at the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Zach Miller (illness) is active for Week 15 against the Vikings.

Miller practiced through his ribs injury and illness Thursday and Friday and is ready to roll as a borderline TE1. He put up a 5-85-1 last week as the starter.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 11:43:00 AM

Bears TE Zach Miller (illness) is questionable for Week 15 against the Vikings.

Miller is dealing with a rib injury in addition to his illness, though it's unlikely either ailment will be enough to sideline him for Sunday's game against Minnesota. Coming off a solid game against Washington (five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown), Miller will be a streaming consideration for Week 15.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Bears TE Zach Miller (illness) returned to practice on Thursday.

The bug seems to be going around the Bears' locker room as Alshon Jeffery sat out with an illness on Thursday. Miller caught five passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in last week's loss to Washington. He'll be on the streaming radar Sunday against Minnesota.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 02:32:00 PM

Bears TE Zach Miller (illness) missed practice on Wednesday.

He's also dealing with a rib injury but that wasn't the reason for his absence. Miller has become a surprisingly useful offensive contributor with five touchdowns in his last six games. Assuming his illness subsides before Sunday, Miller will remain in the TE1 discussion against Minnesota.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 02:43:00 PM

Bears TE Zach Miller secured 5-of-6 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 loss to Washington.

He finished third on the team in targets behind Alshon Jeffery (9) and Jeremy Langford (7). With Martellus Bennett out, Miller has consistently been a big part of the Bears' passing offense this season. As Bennett is now done for the year, Miller will remain a solid TE1 streamer when the Bears take on the Vikings in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Bears TE Zach Miller (ribs) is active for Week 14.

He should serve as Chicago's every-down tight end against Washington and makes for an attractive TE1 streamer in the absence of Martellus Bennett.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 12:14:00 PM

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

Miller played through the injury last week, and will do so against the Redskins. With Martellus Bennett (ribs) on injured reserve, Miller is suddenly a playable TE2. He's a top-15 option for Week 14.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2David Fales
3Matt Blanchard
RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
3Senorise Perry
GLB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
3RB1Jeremy Langford
2Ka'Deem Carey
FB1Paul Lasike
WR11Kevin White
2Josh Bellamy
3Cameron Meredith
4Nathan Palmer
WR21Eddie Royal
2Marquess Wilson
3Marcus Lucas
WR31Marquess Wilson
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Khari Lee
3Gannon Sinclair
LT1Charles Leno
2Jermon Bushrod
LG1Matt Slauson
C1Hroniss Grasu
2Cornelius Edison
RG1Patrick Omameh
2Martin Wallace
RT1Kyle Long
2Nick Becton
3Jason Weaver
K1Robbie Gould