The Bears have kept tight end Zach Miller off the free agent market, extending his expiring contract today, according to an announcement from the team (via Twitter). Miller’s new deal is a one-year pact.
Miller, not to be confused with the Seahawks tight end who has the same name, saw his 2014 season come to an end before it even began, as he went down in August with a season-ending foot injury and spent the year on injured reserve. However, the Bears liked what they saw from Miller prior to that injury — he caught a pair of touchdowns in the team’s preseason opener.
Considering Miller had been on a minimum-salary contract in 2014, he’ll almost certainly make the minimum again on his new deal after sitting out the season. While the new agreement may include a little guaranteed money, it won’t be enough to assure of him anything heading into camp this summer.