Gabe Miller, a backup tight end for the Bears who was a long shot to make the 53-man roster anyway, is now an even longer shot.
Miller has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
A 2011 fifth-round draft pick of the Chiefs, Miller played both tight end and defensive end in college at Oregon State. The Chiefs initially saw him as a linebacker, but they cut him and the Seahawks picked him up and moved him to tight end.
Miller spent last season on the Bears’ practice squad. He has never played in a regular-season game, and this suspension makes him less likely to do so in the future.