Bears place Zach Miller on Reserve/PUP list one day after paying him $458K

By Jesse Reed

The Chicago Bears did an amazing thing on Monday, signing tight end Zach Miller to a one-year contract, despite the fact that he’s unable to play due to the awful knee injury he suffered last year in New Orleans.

One day later, and the team officially placed Miller on the Reserve/PUP list.

This was just a classy decision that allows Miller to continue rehabbing his knee without any stress about finances, as he’s bringing in $458,000 this year on this one-year deal with Chicago.

Recently, Miller opened up about the devastating injury, revealing he knew immediately his leg might be lost. In the end, it took eight surgeries to repair the damage that was done when he came down awkwardly in the end zone against the Saints.

The tight end also revealed he absolutely still wants to play again, if he’s able to make a full recovery. We certainly wish him nothing but the best.