Bears GM Ryan Pace delivered some not-so-encouraging news when telling reporters that safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix could start training camp on they physically unable to perform list, but there was also some good news that was shared on Sunday.
The #Bears anticipate to have Trey Burton (sports hernia surgery) and Anthony Miller (shoulder surgery) ready for camp.
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) July 21, 2019
Tight end Trey Burton and wide receiver Anthony Miller are expected to be with the team and on the practice field for the start of training camp. Both players spent the offseason recovering from surgeries that kept them away from the action during spring-time OTAs, but neither figured to have their injuries linger into training camp.
Burton (sports hernia) missed OTAs while recovering from a surgery that was related to the injury that kept him out of the team’s playoff loss to the Eagles on Wild-Card Weekend. Miller (shoulder) underwent surgery to repair the injury that gave him problems throughout his rookie season. And while he was able to play with through the injury and haul in a team-leading seven touchdown receptions, having a healthy Miller would be a welcome addition to the Bears’ offense in 2019. Miller has been bringing then hype throughout the offseason and even went as far as to break one of Matt Nagy’s rules to stay up-to-speed with he offense, so he should be in good shape as things get underway later this week.
As excited as I am to see Miller and Burton suit up at training camp this weekend, it probable pales in comparison to what quarterback Mitch Trubisky feels. Miller and Burton were two of his best and most trusted pass-catching targets last season. Having them back in the fold at full strength should help the evolution of an offense looking to take another step forward in a year where expectations are high.