Reports: Bears re-sign TE Miller after gruesome injury

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) is defended by New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush (25) on a play in the end zone on Oct. 29. Miller was injured on the play and after a review the ruling of a touchdown catch was overturned during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

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The Chicago Bears signed tight end Zach Miller to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum, multiple media outlets reported on Monday.

The Bears have yet to officially announce the move for Miller, who is unlikely to play in 2018 after sustaining a dislocated left knee in a game in October. He underwent urgent vascular surgery to repair a torn artery and had eight additional surgeries prior to January.

Per Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Miller will receive $458,000 whether he plays or not in 2018 -- and $790,000 if he is able to suit up for the Bears.

Miller was carted off the field during the third quarter of the Bears' 20-12 loss to the New Orleans Saints and taken from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to the local hospital.

The 33-year-old Miller appeared to have caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, but he landed awkwardly on his left leg. After an official review, the scoring reception was reversed because the officials ruled Miller did not maintain control throughout the catch.

Miller had 20 receptions for 236 yards and two touchdowns in eight games last season.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Miller has 146 catches for 1,631 yards with 15 touchdowns in 66 career contests with Jacksonville and Chicago since being selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jaguars.

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