Seahawks tight end Zach Miller will stick around in Seattle after agreeing to take a pay cut.
Miller, who could have been a cap casualty if he weren’t willing to make some concessions, has agreed to cut his base pay in half this year. According to Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN in Seattle, Miller’s compensation will go from $6 million to $3 million. He will have the opportunity to make another $1 million in incentives, but this is a significant pay cut.
After playing four years with the Raiders, Miller initially signed what was advertised as a five-year, $34 million contract with the Seahawks before the 2011 season. Although he won’t actually end up making $34 million, by agreeing to this pay cut, it appears that Miller will stick around in Seattle for the full five years of the deal.
Miller played in 14 regular-season games for the Seahawks last season, starting 12, and caught 33 passes for 387 yards and five touchdowns. He also started all three postseason games.