Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller (86) runs after a catch in the third quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle TE Zach Miller activated from PUP list


The Seattle Seahawks are still reeling from the loss of Percy Harvin, but they received great news today about the state of their offense.

According to a published report from Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune, Seahawks tight end Zach miller has been activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, and is now eligible to practice after passing a physical.

Miller was injured during the 2013 playoffs when he tore his plantar fascia, and hasn’t seen a live football field since the incident. In 2012, Miller had a somewhat disappointing regular season, producing just 396 yards and 3 touchdowns, but he flashed his “upside” in the playoffs when he went for 9 catches and 142 yards against the Falcons in the divisional round.

In the absence of Harvin, Seattle is left with Golden Tate and the oft-injured Sidney Rice on the outside. This duo isn’t particularly underwhelming, but when you consider what is behind them and Rice’s track record of injury, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks could desperately use a reliable option at tight end.

Behind Miller, the cupboard is bare, as the team inexplicably jettisoned former Falcons tight end Michael Palmer (their most experienced “backup”) in favor of defensive line depth earlier in training camp. Perhaps that was an early indication of expectations for Miller, but at any rate, he is the only reliable option at the position going forward.

One thing is for sure, and that is that Russell Wilson is smiling today.

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