Zach Miller restructures deal to stay with Seahawks
By Danny O’Neil
Seahawks tight end Zach Miller isn’t going anywhere this year.
Next year, either, after he agreed to restructure his contract, which has two seasons remaining on it.
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Miller won’t get as much money as his original deal called for, but he will not only stay with the Seahawks but the expectation is that he’ll be back in 2015, too.
It’s great news for the Seahawks as not only is Miller a starter, but tight end is one of the barest spots on the roster with Luke Wilson and Anthony McCoy – who did not play in 2013 because of an Achilles injury – below Miller on the depth chart.
Miller was on the field for 58 of Seattle’s 60 offensive plays in the Super Bowl, and is one of the league’s best blocking tight ends.
Miller signed with the Seahawks in 2011 from Oakland, and he has two years remaining on his deal. His initial deal called for him to make $6 million in 2014 and he would have counted more than $7 million against the salary cap.
Miller’s 2014 compensation will go down to $3 million with incentives making it possible to earn as much as $4 million.