Zach Miller, Bears agree to two-year contract

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With uncertainty surrounding the future of starter Martellus Bennett, the Bears took a step toward solidifying the tight end position by agreeing to a two-year deal with Zach Miller on Monday.

Miller played in 15 games for the Bears last season and caught 34 passes for 439 yards and a team-high five touchdowns.

Miller had a great second half of the season as he saw more time in the offense. He developed a rapport with quarterback Jay Cutler and came up with some big plays. He caught what essentially was the game-winning touchdown on Monday Night Football on Nov. 9 against the San Diego Chargers. And the next week against the St. Louis Rams, he caught five passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns, one that went for 87 yards on the second offensive play of the game for the Bears.

The Bears need to either patch up their differences with Bennett or find another option to replace him. Miller is best as a complementary player who can be a solid contributor in the passing game. But his run blocking is suspect and would be a detriment to the ground game.

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