Touched base with Harold Lewis this evening, the agent for veteran offensive tackle Fred Miller.
Nothing is new on his front. The Bears have an offer outstanding to Miller for the veteran minimum at $830,000. That would take advantage of the minimum salary benefit, meaning Miller would count only $445,000 vs. the salary cap.
Lewis has also been in touch with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today and the other known teams he's had contact with include Baltimore, Houston and Washington. Lewis said a new team entered the mix earlier today.
But the feeling at Halas Hall is if Miller plays this season it will be for the Bears and Bears only because his ties to the area are strong. It's tough to put a price on coaching your son's youth football team, after all.
Waiting another day or two cannot hurt him. Miller's bargaining position would only increase if the Bears suffer an injury Thursday night at Cleveland.