The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that they have agreed to a contract with former Oakland Raiders tight end Zach Miller.
Terms have not been disclosed. The
27-year-old 25-year-old was Oakland’s leading receiver last year, finishing with 60 receptions for 685 yards and five touchdowns, earning a Pro Bowl berth last year.
After meeting with Seattle team officials on Monday, Miller had to chose between the Seahawks and the Raiders, and apparently liked the situation better in Seattle, with former head coach Tom Cable now coaching the offensive line in Seattle.
The Seahawks now have six tight ends on the roster, including John Carlson, Anthony McCoy, Cameron Morrah, Ryan Travis and Dominique Byrd.
Seattle has shown interest in run blocking tight ends on the free agent market, including Daniel Graham and Daniel Fells, but both those players signed with other teams (Graham with Tennessee and Fells with Denver).
So the Seahawks grabbed one of top free agent tackles in the market, and someone with a similar skill set to someone already on the roster in Carlson.
And with the Notre Dame product in the final year of his contract, you wonder what are Seattle’s plans regarding Carlson moving forward.
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter just provided contract details. Miller’s contract with the Seahawks is 5 years, $34 million, including $17 million guaranteed.