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Zach Miller restructures his contract

3/15/2014

Tight end Zach Miller has reached an agreement with the Seahawks to restructure his contract, as first reported by 710 ESPN Seattle, ensuring he stays with the team through the 2015 season.

Miller was scheduled to make $6 million in 2014, which would have counted $7 million against the salary cap. The new deal will pay him $3 million this season, but it could increase to $4 million if he meets incentive clauses in the agreement.

Miller, 28, has been Seattle's starting tight end since leaving the Oakland Raiders and signing with the Seahawks before the 2011 season. He is an integral part of the Seattle offense and is considered one of the better blocking tight ends in the NFL.

By getting Miller to agree to a restructured deal, it likely means the Seahawks won’t sign free-agent tight end Jermichael Finley, who visited Seattle earlier this week.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that free-agent defensive tackle Henry Melton is still in Seattle Saturday morning talking to the Seahawks. He has plans to also visit with the Dallas Cowboys if a deal is not reached with the Seahawks.