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Zach Miller re-signed in maybe the classiest Bears move of all time!
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Zach Miller continues to battle a gruesome knee injury suffered last season. Despite the injury, the tight end will continue his career in Chicago.

The Bears signed Miller to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio first reported the development.

The 33-year-old was a free agent and is highly doubtful to play in 2018. Keeping the veteran around is a classy move by the organization. Miller will earn $458,000 whether he plays or not, and $790,000 if he somehow hit the field this season, per Rapoport.

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Wow, standing ovation for this move. It helps him with health coverage, makes it easier for him to stick around the team, even allows him to keep dreaming of playing again, if only as a way to help his recovery.

The only downside is losing a spot on the 90 man roster until he can go on IR. This is another nail in the coffin of the myth that the current Bears organisation is cheap!

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I can't say enough to express my satisfaction with this move.  Absolute class.  All teams talk about being family and caring about their players, few if any have ever proved those words through action.  

Thank you Virginia.

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

I can't say enough to express my satisfaction with this move.  Absolute class.  All teams talk about being family and caring about their players, few if any have ever proved those words through action.  

Thank you Virginia.

#proudtobeaBearsFan

 

Definitely a class move and it shouldn't effect the roster at all. Miller is still on IR and will go on the PUP list at the start of TC. After the last cutdown to 53 he will go on IR again.

Nice move by the Bears to take care of one of their own!

Edit: Seems they do have to make room for Zak on the roster afterall!

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Bears release veteran tackle Matt McCants

Posted by Curtis Crabtree on June 4, 2018, 11:54 PM EDT

The Chicago Bears signed veteran tackle Matt McCants just three weeks ago after a tryout with the team during rookie mini-camp.

His return stay with the Bears ends up being a rather short one as the team released him on Monday.

McCants appeared in two games with the Bears in 2016 but hasn’t played in a game since. He was a sixth-round pick of the New York Giants in 2012 and spend most of the season on the team’s practice squad before being released and signing with the Oakland Raiders in 2013. He appeared in 28 games with Oakland over the next four season, starting three games at right tackle in 2013.

He went to training camp with the Cleveland Browns in 2017, but was injured in training camp and released with an injury designation last October.

McCants was released in order to create a spot for the re-signing of tight end Zach Miller, who is still recovering from a horrific knee injury sustained last season.

Having a lot of tools does not make you a Carpenter.  -Vic Fangio

 

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I wish Miller all the good luck in the world....I just don't see how he can return to the field.

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Corn Cob wrote:

I wish Miller all the good luck in the world....I just don't see how he can return to the field.

He will never see the field again, that is what makes the Bears signing him such a classy move. I know the article stated that he could remain with the Bears while he rehabs his knee in the hope of  a return. Everyone concerned knows he will never make it back, except maybe Miller himself. That poor guys career has been an absolute plague of injuries. At least he made an impact when he was on the field. Prior to this injury he has had 12 surgeries! That is a crazy number of injuries to repair. That is most likely not including arthroscopic preocedures either. His ankles and knees have been his downfall. I look forward to seeing him in the booth soon.

Having a lot of tools does not make you a Carpenter.  -Vic Fangio

 

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The move by Pace to sign Miller was just amazing. Very proud of the Chicago Bears and the McCaskey family for the respect they showed taking care of a player that’s given so much of himself to the team and fans. The young players can benefit learning from him.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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The Bears released McCants to sign Miller. Miller has now been moved to PUP/Reserve list. Have the Bears picked McCants back up? Anyone heard anything? As someone here is always saying, Bears need all the competition they can find at Tackle....

Having a lot of tools does not make you a Carpenter.  -Vic Fangio

 

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Bears Re-Sign OT Matt McCants (link: http://bit.ly/2JzGnOl) bit.ly/2JzGnOl
 

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Zach Miller almost lost his leg seven months ago after a freak injury suffered when he landed in the end zone against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8.

Nine surgeries later, the Chicago Bears tight end is on the road to recovery, and he hasn’t ruled out a return to football.

“We’re not going to put any set limitations on this. We’re just going to take it as it goes,” Miller said, via The Athletic. “There has not been a definitive ‘you can never do this again.’ That hasn’t been talked about. It’s approach this as you are planning to get back to where I can be myself and play football and then when that time comes some of that is out of my hands.”

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