Bears TE Zach Miller dislocated his left knee in Sunday's loss to the Saints, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. That's almost certainly a season-ending injury for Chicago's lead TE. It'll leave snaps and targets available for TEs Dion Sims and rookie Adam Shaheen. Neither makes for an attractive fantasy option, though. Shaheen, in particular, has not looked ready for regular duty as he transitions from Division II Ashland University.
Bears TE Zach Miller suffered a nasty looking leg injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints. He was carted off the field and immediately ruled out for the game. This looked like a season-ender. We'll update Miller's status when we learn more.
Bears WR Markus Wheaton (finger) is inactive for today’s game against the Bucs. That leaves Kendall Wright as the best target bet among Chicago WRs. RB Tarik Cohen and TE Zach Miller should also be busy in the passing game.
Bears HC John Fox confirmed on Monday that WR Kevin White is headed to the IR with a fractured scapula suffered in Week 1. It sounds like he's done for the season (and not a candidate for the "designated-to-return" spot). White will be 26 years old and have played in just 5 NFL games when the 2018 season kicks off. His dynasty stock is fading fast. Chicago is now left with Kendall Wright, Markus Wheaton and Deonte Thompson at WR. We could see TEs Zach Miller and Dion Sims and RB Tarik Cohen play big passing-game roles the rest of the way.
The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs says "don't be surprised" if TE Zach Miller doesn't crack the Bears' final roster. This actually makes plenty of sense. The Bears are rebuilding on offense and might not want to give snaps to an injury-prone 32-year-old. They also gave $10 million guaranteed to TE Dion Sims in free agency and drafted TE Adam Shaheen in the 2nd round of this year's draft. The team is also high on TE Daniel Brown, according to Biggs. This is a group to stay away from in fantasy drafts right now.
The Bears nabbed Ashland TE Adam Shaheen with the 45th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Shaheen becomes the 4th player in NFL history drafted from Ashland. He dominated there, totaling 127 catches, 1,670 yards and 26 TDs over the past 2 seasons. Then he proved he belongs in the NFL by testing as a 68th percentile athlete for his position. The 6’6, 278-pounder clocked a 4.79-second 40 time — impressive for such a big dude — and was even better with a 121-inch broad jump and 7.09-second 3-cone. Shaheen joins QB Mitchell Trubisky in Chicago but is a long shot for 2017 fantasy value. We’ll see if the Bears hang on to TE Zach Miller after adding TE Dion Sims in free agency.
The Bears have added TE Dion Sims on a 3-year, $18 million deal, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. That's a hefty chunk of change for a guy with just 74 catches through 4 NFL seasons. Sims was never Miami's lead TE, though. The contract suggests the Bears see Sims as just that. TE Zach Miller is still on Chicago's roster, but he's 32 with a lengthy injury history.
Bears TE Zach Miller expects to be recovered by April from the fractured Lisfranc he suffered in his right foot this past November. "Everything's going great. I'll be ready when we get back in April," Miller said. "Everything's going according to plan, ahead of schedule. I've been through this exact rehab schedule before. I know what it entails and I've been able to bounce back and play at a high level before, and I'm comfortable with that." Miller suffered the same injury during the 2014 preseason and was placed on IR. He's never made it through a full 16-game season and will be nearly 33 years old when the 2017 season kicks off. Chicago needs to address TE this offseason.
ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Bears TE Zach Miller will miss the rest of the season with the broken foot he suffered in yesterday's loss to the Giants. He's signed with Chicago cheaply next season and figures to be back with the team. But the Bears could certainly use an infusion of young talent at the position. We'll see if undrafted rookie TE Ben Braunecker can make any noise down the stretch.
Bears TE Zach Miller broke his foot in Sunday's loss to the Giants, according to insider Zach Zaidman. That'll likely end his season. Chicago is left with only Logan Paulsen and Ben Braunecker at TE. WR Alshon Jeffery is also suspended for another 3 games.
Bears TE Zach Miller suffered a foot injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Giants and is done for the day. He racked up 61 yards and a score before exiting. We'll look for an update on his status tonight.
As expected, Bears WR Eddie Royal (toe) will miss tonight’s game vs. the Vikings. Chicago will roll with Alshon Jeffery, Cam Meredith and Zach Miller as their top-3 targets.
Bears WR Eddie Royal (toe) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Packers. TE Zach Miller figures to be the biggest beneficiary of Royal's absence. WRs Alshon Jeffery and Cameron Meredith should also pick up a few extra targets.
Bears TE Zach Miller (ribs) is active for today’s game against the Colts. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. Miller is a solid TE1 in a plus matchup and with WR Kevin White out and WR Eddie Royal potentially limited.
Bears TE Zach Miller (ribs) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Colts. He was held out on Wednesday but put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We've seen nothing to suggest that Miller is in danger of missing this one. He should be in for a heavy workload with Kevin White out and Eddie Royal looking doubtful.
Bears TE Zach Miller returned to practice on Saturday. He'd been sidelined since sustaining a concussion on July 31. Miller remains on track to be Chicago's starter but comes with a lengthy injury history. We'll see if he can stay on the field the rest of August.
The Bears announced that TE Zach Miller and WR Eddie Royal are in the concussion protocol. Miller has a long injury history that includes concussions in 2009 and 2011. Royal has also suffered at least 2 concussions, in 2011 and 2013. We'll see when they're able to get back on the practice field. Miller is slated to be Chicago's starting TE, while Royal is in line to be the #3 WR.
Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots are finalizing a trade for Bears TE Martellus Bennett. According to Schefter, the teams are expected to swap "mid-to-late round picks." The move will save Chicago about $4 million under the cap in the final year on Bennett's current contract. Bennett will have trouble delivering consistent fantasy numbers in New England, but he's a strong addition for the Patriots passing game and can only help QB Tom Brady's fantasy value. The trade leaves Zach Miller as Chicago's top pass-catching TE and a potential top-12 contender at the position in fantasy.
The Bears re-signed TE Zach Miller to a 2-year contract. Seeing action for the first time since 2011, Miller racked up 34 grabs, 439 yards and 5 scores in 15 games last season. While he’ll carry top-10 fantasy upside into the new season, durability remains a legit concern for the 31-year-old.
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