Like the rest of the NFL, the Chicago Bears are in the process of getting their roster down to the limit of 75 in time for the Tuesday deadline. Of their fist 14 cuts, two of them are former Kansas City Chiefs: Leonard Pope and Gabe Miller.
Pope came to Kansas City with Todd Haley in 2009 and left the Chiefs shortly after Haley did in 2011. The tight end followed Haley to Pittsburgh in 2012, playing in all 16 games for the Steelers.
During his three seasons playing at Arrowhead, the tight end appeared in 45 games (24 starts) catching 54 passes for 497 yards and four touchdowns.
Though Miller was listed as a tight end for the Bears, he was drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round in 2011 as a linebacker. He spent his rookie year on injured reserve before being a casualty of final cuts last season.
When the Chiefs chose not to put Miller on their practice squad, he moved on to the Seattle Seahawks. That’s where he first started to transition to tight end, a position he held onto when he moved onto the Chicago Bears in June.
Miller caught two passes for nine yards in the Bears preseason opener, but has yet to appear in a regular season game.