According to Michael Lombardi from The Ringer NFL Show, The Chicago Bears told teams at the scouting combine earlier this year that if they drafted a tight end in the draft, they could be willing to deal tight end Zach Miller. The Bears did draft a tight end. They drafted Ashland’s Adam Shaheen in the second round. Zach Miller who is 32 finished the 2016 season on injured reserve after suffering a broken foot in Week 11. In his two seasons with the Bears, Miller has averaged 52 catches for 592 yards and four touchdowns on a per 16-game rate. Miller is entering the final year of his contract. The Bears would incur $500K in dead money if they trade Miller. The Bears also signed free agent tight end Dion Sims to a three-year, $18MM deal in the offseason that included $6MM in guaranteed money. Other tight ends on the Bears roster include Ben Braunecker, Daniel Brown, and MyCole Pruitt.