Zach Miller TE SEA 2 Months

Miller caught three passes for 42 yards on four targets in Thursday's season-opening 36-16 victory over the Packers.

This may be the season in which Miller finally gets his due as an excellent player, but such recognition doesn't translate to fantasy value. He's an excellent blocker and solid low-volume receiver, one with enough talent to handle a bigger role in the passing game. However, any expansion of his receiving role would likely be small, as the Seahawks still love to run the ball, and now have a healthy Percy Harvin to eat up targets in the passing game. Miller showed what he's capable of Thursday night, making a one-handed, 24-yard grab that was arguably the play of the game. He also had just three receptions for 42 yards on four targets, production that closely aligns with his 2013 stat line of 33 catches for 387 yards and five touchdowns on 56 targets in 14 games.

Zach Miller TE SEA 2 Months

Miller caught one pass for 37 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Miller's a good player with good job security, but his team doesn't pass very often, and focuses on the wide receivers when it does. The targets left behind by Golden Tate will likely go to Percy Harvin, though there's always some chance the Seahawks could opt to make greater use of Miller's solid, albeit unspectacular, receiving skills.

Zach Miller TE SEA 7 Months

TE Zach Miller agreed to re-structure the remaining two years of his contract.

The re-structure reportedly lower Miller's base salary and give him the opportunity to earn that money back through incentives. The deal will also lower Miller's 2014 and 2015 cap hits, increasing his chances to stay in Seattle at least the next two seasons. Miller, a better blocker than receiver, posted a 33-387-5 line in 14 games last season. The Seahwaks will still look to add a receiving tight end either through free agency or the draft.

Zach Miller TE SEA 7 Months

Zach Miller is owed a $1 million roster bonus next Thursday.

The Seahawks were expected to ask Miller to take a pay cut on the $5.8 million he's owed in 2014 between salary and bonuses. If Jermichael Finley's medicals check out, that might not even be an option anymore. The Seahawks also have two talented youngsters in Like Willson and Anthony McCoy.

Zach Miller TE SEA 9 Months's Ian Rapoport confirms the Seahawks are "likely" to ask TE Zach Miller to take a pay cut.

Miller has been one of GM John Schneider's few bad signings, catching just 96 passes in 45 games as a Seahawk. Coming off a 33/387/5 2013, Miller is due $5.8 million between salary and bonuses. There's a zero-percent chance he'll be back at that rate.

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Seahawks TE Zach Miller may be released or asked to take a pay cut.

The Seahawks are bumping up against the 2014 salary cap already and have several important players such as Golden Tate, RT Breno Giacomini, and CB Walter Thurmond set to become free agents next month. Miller posted a 33-387-5 line in 14 games last season and carries a $7 million cap number for 2014. Second-year TE Luke Willson is reportedly well regarded by Seattle and could be seen as a capable, cheaper replacement for Miller.

Zach Miller TE SEA 9 Months

Zach Miller was held to one catch for ten yards in Super Bowl 48.

Miller's lone reception came on a designed tight end play to the perimeter, gaining ten around the right edge. Mostly an on-the-line blocker in Seattle's run-first offense, Miller's role won't change in 2014, assuming he's back. The 28-year-old is owed a $4.8 million base salary, $1 million roster bonus, and $200,000 workout bonus. Miller has finished 43rd, 29th, and 21st in fantasy scoring in his three seasons with Seattle.

Zach Miller TE SEA 9 Months

Zach Miller caught three passes for 25 yards in Seattle's NFC Championship Game win over the 49ers.

Miller hauled in all three of his targets. One of Seattle's primary red-zone targets, Miller be a threat to find the end zone in Super Bowl XLVIII, but has caught more than three passes only three times all season.

Zach Miller TE SEA 9 Months

Zach Miller caught one pass for 11 yards in Seattle's Divisional Round win over the Saints.

Miller's fourth-quarter grab was his lone target of the afternoon. Miller has a nose for the end zone, but was limited to 33 catches in 14 regular-season games. He'll be a boom-or-bust option in daily leagues for the championship round.

Zach Miller TE SEA 10 Months

Zach Miller caught three passes for 21 yards in Seattle's Week 17 win over St. Louis.

Miller wraps up the regular season with a 30-366-5 stat line as a receiver. More of an in-line, blocking-type tight end, Miller will remain a critical component in the Seahawks' balanced offense during the playoffs, even if he's never offered true big-play ability.