Much of the talk following the Chicago Bears' 2014 preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles was about tight end Zach Miller, after the 29-year-old reeled in six catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears' 34-28 victory.

And with all of the talk of how well Miller played in the game, came the explanations of how he's long been an intriguing player, but has never been able to stay healthy after being a sixth-round draft pick out of Nebraska-Omaha in 2009 (he was an option quarterback there, actually). Miller's 2011 season ended after just four games due to injury, and he missed the entire 2012 and 2013 seasons due to injury.

Well, just six days later, Miller's awful luck continued. The tight end left the Bears' preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday with a foot injury, and on Friday, the team announced that Miller has been placed on injured reserve due to the injury:
Ugh. No details on what the foot injury is, but obviously it's something bad if the Bears are immediately placing Miller on injured reserve.

It appeared Miller could really form a great tight end duo with Martellus Bennett in the Bears' passing game, but thinking about that feels secondary right now. Best of luck to Miller in his recovery and let's hope he can stay healthy next year (whether it be with the Bears or someone else), as he clearly has talent and can be a productive player in this league.

As a corresponding roster move, the Bears signed undrafted rookie wide receiver Kofi Hughes to a one-year contract:
The 6'2", 217-pound Hughes had 47 catches for 739 yards (15.7 AVG) and and seven touchdowns at Indiana in 2013.

UPDATE: ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright tweets that the Miller's foot injury involves a torn ligament, and the tight end will have foot surgery on Tuesday:
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