Seahawks reportedly sign TE Zach Miller to five-year deal

August 03, 2011 - 2:29 am
According to ESPN's John Clayton, former Raiders tight end Zach Miller has signed a deal with the Seahawks after it looked like he would stay in Oakland. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the contract is for five years and $34 million, including $17 million guaranteed. The move comes as a surprise, mostly because Miller led the Raiders with 60 catches, 865 receiving yards and five touchdowns last season. Miller is a big target and will start at tight end in Seattle, providing a good option for new quarterback Tavaris Jackson. Miller had been the Raiders' starting tight end since he was drafted in 2007, and joins Nnamdi Asomugha as the second high-profile Raider lost to free agency. John Carlson started at tight end last season for Seattle. He caught 31 passes for 318 yards and one touchdown.