As had been expected, tight end Zach Miller has agreed to restructure his contract, the team has confirmed, likely assuring he stays with the team through 2015 while also allowing the Seahawks some salary cap relief.
The news was first reported by MyNorthwest.com.
Miller had been due to make $5.8 million in 2014, which included a $1 million roster bonus due Thursday, that would have meant a $7 million salary cap hit. He then would have been owed another $5.8 million with a $6 million cap number in 2015.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that the new deal calls for Miller to make $3 million each year with incentives that could push it to $4 million.
The news was not unexpected as it had been widely thought that that Miller would restructure his deal, to help solidify the tight end corps heading into the 2014 season. Seattle re-signed free agent Anthony McCoy earlier this week and Luke Willson, a rookie in 2013, will also return. The team also recently signed free agent Travis Beckum.
Miller, regarded as the team’s best blocking tight end, caught 33 passes for 387 yards last season.
Seattle brought in Green Bay free agent Jermichael Finley for a visit earlier this week. Restructuring Miller doesn’t rule out that the Seahawks would still pursue Finley since the Miller restructure has been in the works for a while.