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Chicago Bears place tight end Zach Miller on injured reserve

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The injury bug has hit Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller once again. His season is over before having a chance to build off his 6 catch, 68 yard and 2 touchdown preseason opening game performance.

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After Zach Miller's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, some Chicago Bears fans were expecting him to be a roster lock and provide the Bears with another big time offensive weapon.

He sure looked the part of a Joker tight end after his brief action last Friday night catching two touchdowns passes in his 21 snaps. His big game came on the heels of a very productive camp and he was finding himself running in some two tight end sets with the ones of the Bears.

Now just one week later he was informed that his 2014 season is over.

Earlier today the Bears placed him of season ending injured reserve.

The Bears have yet to officially announce the severity of his injury, but whatever early diagnosis they received was enough for them to put him on the shelf for all of 2014.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting he has a lisfranc injury.

This will be the third straight season Miller will have missed due to injury. He will be a free agent after this season and he turns 30 years old this October. The Bears will be able to monitor his rehab all season long before making a determination on his 2015 employment.

By placing Miller on IR the Bears can add another player to their active roster.

EDIT:

Kofi Hughes is 6'1", 208 and he ran a 4.52 forty at his Indiana pro day. He was waived by the Houston Texans last week.

EDIT:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Torn ligament for Zach Miller. Surgery Tuesday.</p>&mdash; Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikecwright/statuses/500415822041714688">August 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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