Jan 30, 2014; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller (86) at a press conference at The Westin in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL free agency: Zach Miller restructures contract to stay with Seattle Seahawks


It seemed as if the world champion Seattle Seahawks were in the market for a tight end during this free agency period, but that became a little more confusing on Friday when free agent Jermichael Finley left his meeting with the team without a deal in hand. While they still could land Finley, they kept one of their own on Saturday as they locked up Zach Miller on a restructured deal, according to Ian Rapoport and NFL.com.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Zach Miller has agreed to a restructured two-year, incentive-packed deal worth up to $8 million that will keep the tight end in the Pacific Northwest through 2015, according to a source involved in the process. KIRO-AM’s Danny O’Neil first reported the signing.

It was speculated that Miller would eventually be released as he was due $5.8 million for the 2014 season, but the two sides were able to come to an agreement to keep him with the champs.

In 2013 en route to that Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos, Miller caught 33 balls for 387 yards and five touchdowns. He also played 58 of the 60 offensive snaps in the Super Bowl.

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  • JTGleason

    Even with Miller re-signed, they can pick up Finley as a hybrid TE-Receiver especially in red-zone situations where they had trouble last year. Less full contact blocking because of his injury, and taller targets for Wilson.

    Then, if Rice comes back on the cheap, they can focus the draft on OL-DL Linemen, and replenish the Defensive backfield.