Chicago Bears Pull Off Super Classy Move For Injured Player

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

The Chicago Bears pulled off an incredibly classy move for injured tight end Zach Miller.

Ian Rapoport recently reported, “The #Bears placed TE Zach Miller, who signed yesterday, on the reserve/PUP list. This ends his season, though the team knew he could not play. This means he’ll make $458,000 this year.”

This is a pretty huge move because Miller had to have emergency surgery last season to save his knee after a brutal injury. The Bears just could have moved on and not paid him another penny, but they chose instead to cut him a big check for the season. (SLIDESHOW: These Sexy Women Love Football)

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Professional sports are a business, and teams move on from injured layers all the time. After all, it’s just business. It’s not personal.

But it’s still really cool to see the Bears aren’t abandoning a player who got injured while wearing their colors. I’m not sure how many other teams would have made the same decision and financial commitment to a player that is absolutely not going to play this season.

I’m a Lions fan and I hate the Bears. This, however, is way too classy of a move to not be applauded. Good for the Bears, and hopefully, Miller finds a way back onto the field.

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