Saints tight ends checking in on Zach Miller

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Bears tight end Zach Miller‘s stay in New Orleans was longer than anticipated, so the Saints’ tight ends wanted him to at least feel welcome.

Miller remains in the hospital after his dislocated knee led to a torn artery which required emergency surgery to save his leg. He’s expected to be there several more days as he recovers, so the Saints tight ends decided to visit him to make sure he was OK.

He was very appreciative of us thinking of him,” Saints tight end Michael Hoomanawanui said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. “He’s gotta be here for a week or whatever, and if you can make it feel like home for him a little bit …

“He was alert, and we were just talking like he was one of us. It was a cool 20 minutes or whatever we spent with him. I know he’s got a long road ahead, . . . but it was good to see him.”

Other Saints players and their wives were putting together care packages for Miller and his family during their stay at University Medical Center, which helps. And Hoomanawanui spoke of the “brotherhood” of players at times like this.

It has to help Miller, who might not be around his own team for some time, as he recovers from an injury which could have had an impact far beyond playing football.

17 responses to “Saints tight ends checking in on Zach Miller

  1. Okay, I’ll be the one to say it:

    A one-legged Zach Miller is better than all Saints tight end legs combined!

    AND he got screwed on that “non” TD.

  2. Good job Saints. Sean Peyton has always believed in giving. He sets the tone for the organization. Most players are really good guys, but good deeds don’t make good headlines, so we usually only hear about the bad stuff. Thanks for printing this story PFT.

  3. Get well soon Zack!
    Miller has been one of the few bright spot for the Bears offense over the last few seasons…
    Super nice ( but not a surprise)for Saints players and their wives to bring care packages for the Miller family in the hospital!
    Hooman is my guy!!!
    He is really valuable to the Saints Offense…and obviously a terrific guy.
    He’s been a winner everwhere he goes starting with the Illinois Rose Bowl team!

  4. It pains me when quality men like this Chicago TE suffers injuries like this while leading a life of respect and good conduct; then we have the miscreants that kneel, violate drug policies, beat up women, and who are the worst kind of people and they suffer nothing.

    The Saints have discarded their disgraceful defensive coach and are now returning to a team of principle. Too bad one of the teams in the AFC could learn a thing – pointing at the teams in Pittsturd, the Bungles, the Cleveland Dog Piles, and the rest.

  5. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    November 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    It pains me when quality men like this Chicago TE suffers injuries like this while leading a life of respect and good conduct; then we have the miscreants that kneel, violate drug policies, beat up women, and who are the worst kind of people and they suffer nothing.

    The Saints have discarded their disgraceful defensive coach and are now returning to a team of principle. Too bad one of the teams in the AFC could learn a thing – pointing at the teams in Pittsturd, the Bungles, the Cleveland Dog Piles, and the rest.

    Sounds like your kind of people.

  6. xlivsaints says:
    November 2, 2017 at 7:11 am
    Okay, I’ll be the one to say it:

    A one-legged Zach Miller is better than all Saints tight end legs combined!

    AND he got screwed on that “non” TD.

    There’s 1 in every room. Classless for days………..

  7. If there was ever a player that was injury-prone, it is Zach Miller. And every one of them has been a freak injury. No repetitive injuries to the same body part. This guy gets broken bones, dislocations, Lisfranc, and ACLs…To have all of those prior injuries and still be a productive player at 32/33 years old is impressive, but I don’t think he can make it back from this one.

    Teddy Bridgewater is just now off the PUP list, and he got hurt in training camp before last season. Miller needs to be even further recovered before he can get back on the field because of the nature of the position (blocking, running routes, etc.). I am sad to see his final play be an overturned TD, but this guy has been as persistent as it gets in his career. Hats off to him.

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