Raiders Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller becomes a free agent whenever the lockout ends. And when that happens, he’ll have new representation.
Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal reports, and we have confirmed, that Miller has switched from Athletes First to CAA.
The move gives CAA three high-profile Raiders free agents: Miller, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, and safety Michael Huff.
It remains to be seen whether the Raiders make a serious run at signing any of them. It’s widely believed that the Raiders, who opted to void the final year of Asomugha’s contract, will offer a financial package comparable to what Asomugha is expected to draw on the open market.
Then again, the longer the lockout lasts, the less valuable Asomugha could be in 2011 to a new team. Which possibly would reduce what a new team would pay. Which possibly would give the Raiders an opening to keep him.
The same is true for most of the other free agents. The longer this mess goes, the lower the high end of the market will go.
So far, none of the free agents have been complaining about this, even though their shot at significant pay days has been delayed by seven weeks and one day, and counting.