Zach Miller may not be long for Chicago Bears TE could be pushed by ex-Raven Daniel Brown By: Doug Orth | Jun 26 2017, 5:00 pm
Don't be surprised if Daniel Brown pushes the 32-year-old Zach Miller for a job. Miller was sidelined during the offseason program making his way back from the broken right foot suffered in the Week 11 last season. Miller's contract has one year remaining with a base salary of $1.5 million and the issue the Bears have to tackle is if they can take a chance knowing Miller's durability issues. Brown caught 16 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown in the final six games. The Bears turned to him quickly after Miller was injured and Brown averaged 43.5 snaps. (Chicago Tribune)
FFToday's Take:Miller had career-highs with 47 receptions for 486 yards in only 10 games last season, but durability has long been an issue for him. The Bears handed out $10 million of guaranteed money to Dion Sims in free agency and drafted "Baby Gronk" Adam Shaheen in the second round of April's draft, leaving likely only roster spot open for a tight end. Even if Miller sticks, he will not play nearly as big of a role in the offense in 2017 and likely done in Chicago after this season.