Former UNO star Zach Miller gets 1-year deal with Chicago Bears after leg injury

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller, a former UNO star, was carted off the field last October due to an injury that almost cost him his leg. 


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have re-signed veteran tight end Zach Miller, a former UNO star, to a one-year contract, clearing the way for him to return from a gruesome injury last October that nearly cost him his left leg.

Miller tore an artery while dislocating his knee trying to make a touchdown catch during the Week 8 game at New Orleans. He has undergone at least eight surgeries since then, but was walking on his own by late December.

Miller has spent the past three seasons with the Bears, starting 28 of 33 games while making 101 receptions for 1,161 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also spent three seasons with Jacksonville.

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