Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller will miss the beginning of the regular season with some "likely" ligament damage in his left foot, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. X-rays on Miller's foot were negative, but he will undergo an MRI.
In the Bears' first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Miller caught six passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Miller hadn't played since Week 6 of the 2011 season due to various injuries. He is competing for a tight end spot backing up starter Martellus Bennett, who was briefly suspended by the team last week.
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Miller's last full pro season was with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010, when he caught 20 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown.
The Bears season opener is at home versus the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 7.
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