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Zach Miller remains a positive influence on rookie QB Mitch Trubisky

Seeing tight end Zach Miller, who’s recovering after eight surgeries on his dislocated left knee, around Halas Halas on Monday was “awesome,” rookie Mitch Trubisky said. But Trubisky hears from Miller all the time.

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“He texts me almost every day, checking up on me,” Trubisky said Tuesday. “And I need to be checking in on him. So that just tells you what kind of a person he is. He’s still worried about this team. He wants to continue to see me develop. . . . So I’m kind of trying to put on a show for him and continue to make him proud.”

Trubisky said it’s important to carry himself with a “positive mindset” and “positive vibe.” Miller’s first visit to Halas Hall since getting injured Oct. 29 in New Orleans certainly helps with that. They were close on and off the field.

Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) hauls in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Trubisky against the Saints on Sunday. Miller dislocated his left knee on the play — and the touchdown was overturned upon video review. (Butch Dill/AP)

Miller caught six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown from Trubisky in four games. Miller’s leaping 25-yard TD catch against the Saints — the play in which he was injured — was inexplicably overturned.

“For him to be in the building, he’s just a positive guy,” Trubisky said. “You want to be around him, especially in the situation he’s going through, a bad situation. But he’s making the most out of it. He still has a smile on his face, and he’s an incredible person. I can’t say enough about Zach.”

Injury report

Defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (hip), outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (shoulder) and safeties Adrian Amos (hamstring) and DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle) returned to practice in limited fashion after missing the Bengals game.

† Tight end Adam Shaheen (chest) and wide receiver Kendall Wright (shoulder) also were limited.

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