Bears place Zach Miller on IR

Due to a foot injury, Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller has been placed on injured reserve, effectively ending his season.

The Chicago Bears have waived/injured TE Zach Miller. Miller suffered a foot injury in yesterday's preseason contest. He will be placed on injured reserve, which will end his 2014 season.

This is a tough blow for Miller, who has struggled to overcome injuries throughout his career, and the Bears, who could have used another pass-catching weapon in two-tight-end sets.

Miller is a six-year veteran who caught two touchdowns in the preseason opener. He was pushing fellow tight ends Dante Rosario and Matthew Mulligan for a roster spot. As it stands right now, roster spots for both Mulligan and Rosario, assuming the Bears keep three tight ends, are safe.

Chicago's roster stands at 89 of a possible 90 players, so expect the team to sign a free-agent within the next 48 hours.

Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He is in his fourth season covering the Chicago Bears full time. Follow Bear Report on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Bear Report Web site or magazine, click here.

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