Next up is for the Raiders to sign is tight end Zach Miller.
People close to the situation paint a picture of Miller being told by the Raiders to be patient, wait for the Raiders to tie up other loose ends and free up the necessary salary cap room so that they can give him the kind of contract he deserves.
Most of that has taken place. Hence, coach Hue Jackson and others are letting on that the time is almost here for the announcement that Miller is back for a fifth season.
“Zach is still a free agent, and I’ve talked to him several times, and hopefully that situation will be resolved soon,” Jackson said. “Which way it’s going to go, nobody knows.”
Several players say they are confident that Miller will be back. Just to make sure, those players are in constant contact with Miller, just in case he gets any ideas from other teams banging on his door or ringing his cell phone.
Miller is rated as our 10th TE, and isn't a bad option to consider if you pass on the position for later in the draft to address other areas.