Miller is progressing well in his recovery from a fractured Lisfranc in his right foot, CSN Chicago reports. "Everything's going great. I'll be ready when we get back in April," Miller said recently. "Everything's going according to plan, ahead of schedule. ... You just gotta put in the time and the work, and when it's time to get back in April and go through OTAs I'll just build on that and work towards getting ready for training camp."
Miller confirmed the nature of his season-ending foot injury for the first time and, by proxy, what wiped away his entire 2014 campaign. Meanwhile, he set career highs in receptions (47), targets (64), and yards (486), while reaching the end zone four times in 10 games before the ailment forced him to the sideline. If he indeed fulfills his expectation and takes part in the offseason program, he'll very likely retain his role as the Bears' top tight end, though the team could strike in what's expected to be a TE-heavy draft class.
Miller ended the season with 47 receptions for 486 yards and four touchdowns after being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury on November 23.
Miller is under contract with the Bears in 2017, and assuming his foot injury checks out well, he'll be counted on the be the team's primary receiving tight end. In 25 games with the team over the last two seasons, he's posted 925 yards and nine touchdowns, and he should be considered a borderline fantasy starter in 12-team leagues.
Miller suffered a broken foot in Sunday's loss to the Giants, and his absence is a major blow to the
Miller suffered a broken bone in his right foot Sunday against the Giants.
Miller, who logged a 3/61/1 stat line Sunday prior to suffering the injury, will presumably miss a decent chunk of time, which represents yet another major hit to the Bears' passing attack. Logan Paulsen is the next man up on the Bears' TE depth chart, though it's unrealistic to expect him to match Miller's level of production.
Miller has been ruled of Sunday's road contest against the Giants due to an injured foot, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Miller culminated the first drive of the game with a 19-yard touchdown reception, fueling a three-catch, 61-yard effort. Now that he's sidelined, Logan Paulsen and Ben Braunecker are the next players up at tight end for the Bears.
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