Chicago Bears place Zach Miller on PUP

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Zach Miller
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Zach Miller /

The Chicago Bears recently signed Zach Miller. Today, they placed him on the reserved PUP list

We all know of the story of Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller. Yesterday the team re-signed Miller. You can get all of the information behind the signing. In an expected move, the team placed Miller on the reserved PUP list the following day.

The fact of the matter is that this is a tremendous gesture by the organization with truly no down side for any party involved.

First, Miller gets a guaranteed $458,000. He will not play a down of a football in 2018, but he will get to rehab at the team facilities, use the team doctors and have it taken care of under the teams health insurance policy. None of that had to be done by Chicago, but it was.

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The harm done was a roster spot for about 24 hours while the team processed the paperwork from signing the deal to placing him on the PUP. While some may say the 90th roster spot was now sacrificed for a player to provide nothing, the same player released to sign Miller was brought back to replace Miller.

So, there is truly no downside to be found here. If Miller is able to rehab and play any more downs of football in 2019 or beyond it would an incredible feat. Even if he does not, the good will from the Bears and the ability to give him such access to medical resources is an incredible gesture when it comes to the game of life.

There is plenty of negative talk when it comes to the NFL these days. However, this should be a story that shines as a bright spot for the Chicago Bears organization.