Miller (shoulder) doesn't expect to practice much this offseason, Collen Kane of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Miller says he dislocated his left shoulder five or six times throughout his rookie season, with the first incident occurring Week 3 at Arizona. He missed the next game but played out the rest of the season, eventually getting surgery in January to repair a torn labrum. While he figures to be limited throughout the Bears' offseason program, Miller doesn't seem to have any concerns about his availability for training camp. He was efficient with his limited opportunities in 2018, producing 7.8 yards per target with seven touchdowns on 33 catches. Miller will have every opportunity to supplant Taylor Gabriel as the No. 2 receiver in Chicago.
General manager Ryan Pace said that Miller (shoulder) "could be limited" in OTAs and minicamp this spring, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "There's not a timeline, but he's right on pace," the GM said Wednesday.
Miller twice dislocated his left shoulder last season and ultimately underwent corrective surgery in January. It's not ideal that he may be limited in OTAs this spring, but Miller's health won't be a huge concern for his fantasy outlook for 2019 unless his recovery extends into training camp.
Miller is slated to undergo offseason shoulder surgery, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Miller will have the left shoulder that endured multiple dislocations throughout his rookie season addressed by the procedure. Given the timing, he should be ready to go in advance of training camp this summer. The 2018 second-rounder finished up his first pro campaign with 33 catches (on 54 targets) for 423 yards and seven TDs in 15 games. He's likely to see his role in the Chicago offense expand in 2019, a context that makes the 5-foot-11, 190-pound slot man a fantasy breakout candidate.
During the first half, the Bears frequently worked the middle of the field, which allowed Miller to be productive, but after the intermission, Mitch Trubisky focused more on a downfield attack, which kept the rookie from having a better performance. As a rookie, he caught 54 passes for 423 yards with seven touchdowns, and he'll likely see an expanded role next year, making him a player who could quickly become a consistent fantasy factor.
Miller (shoulder) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Miller, Allen Robinson (ribs) and Taylor Gabriel (ribs) all started the week as full participants ahead of Sunday's playoff game against the Eagles. Mitchell Trubisky should have all his weapons available, and the weather forecast is surprisingly tame for January in Chicago.
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