The Steelers have a hole to fill on offense and the Chicago Bears could have the perfect fit, and at the right price too.
His name is Zach Miller, and the tight end could end up playing in Pittsburgh before long, at least according to Sean Tomlinson of BleacherReport.
With the Bears in full rebuild mode, the 32-year-old tight end is suddenly looking like an available commodity. Chicago just drafted Adam Shaheen as the obvious replacement for Miller.
Pittsburgh has TE Jesse James of course, but Miller has the experience that the 2015 fifth-round pick lacks.
There’s a catch of course: Miller’s health.
Miller is a bit of a glass cannon: great when he’s healthy, but easily and frequently sidelined by injury.
The veteran tight end missed seven games over the last two seasons with serious injuries. Miller still managed 9 touchdowns and 925 receiving yards over that stretch.
The silver lining is that his age and health concerns will drive his price tag down, making Miller an affordable and appealing option, even if you don’t get a full season out of him.
If the Steelers can swing a deal for Miller in exchange for nothing more expensive than a late draft pick, expect to see him in Pittsburgh this season.
Source: SEAN TOMLINSON - BleacherReport · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS