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TE Miller the next to re-up with Raiders

By Steve Corkran
Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 12:26 am in Oakland Raiders.

The parade of players who liked what they saw last year, felt energized by coach Hue Jackson and wanted a part of the Raiders return to prominence began soon after last season ended.

From the point, Raiders managing general partner Al Davis put in motion a plan that targeted most of his team’s prospective free agents, with the notable exception of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

Guard Daniel Loper, cornerback Stanford Routt, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, linebacker Kamerion Wimbley. One by one, the Raiders locked up players they valued and wanted for the 2011 season and, perhaps, beyond.

The process continued once the lockout ended, with the re-signings of free safety Michael Huff, long-snapper Jon Condo, offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, backup defensive end Jarvis Moss, special teamers Sam Williams and Bruce Davis.

Next up 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.

“We’re trying to get him back,” Huff said. “I talked with him this morning. We need Zach, Zach wants to be here. I hope everything gets done.”

Barring a last-minute, jaw-dropping offer from another team, and a change of heart by Miller, he will be back in the silver and black, and likely in time to practice Thursday, the day veterans who sign new contracts are allowed to practice for the first time. 

It’s all part of the master plan laid forth eight months ago or so.

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  • TheLastWarrior

    Vittorio now announcing…must of been asleep

  • PurpleDrank81

    Zach Miller is in Seattle visiting the Seahawks

  • Silverandblack666

    I told you guys this BLOG is the red headed step child and with Steve on board its going to get even less informative.

    Keep you PFT and Twitter accounts open to get up to date news because YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET IT HERE!!!

  • CuzImaRaider

    TheLastWarrior Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Cuz,
    Per league source, through Aaron Wilson (ravensinsider)

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    Thanks, also found it. Thats BS I hope, besides WTF, he’s a ravensinsider, phucker should mind his own damn biz, lolZ!

  • CuzImaRaider

    From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    All I got to say…… 3-4 D!!!

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    I’ve often thought this would be cool, like the good ‘ol days. I think we have the outside talent for it, but would obviously need another ILB

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    If Steve or Jerry, when running this blog, report anything Davis doesn’t want, they lose access.

    Good for Jerry, they can’t deny Beat writers.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Does Miller want to go to a team thats in the celler or one that has the celler door open?

  • DKnight007

    434.RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    First the Seahacks get Sidney Rice …

    double TE sets with Carlson & Miller = deadly!

    NFC West Champs

    ^^^^^^^^
    Seattle has no QB!

  • http://www.psalm23sportswear.com omniscience

    Agree with Guest123 where is the Cokran update to much Drama..

  • inonewordraider

    Hope we take a close look at Zachs foot and Lofa’s knees

  • hwnrdr

    449.DutchRaider77 Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    Moss retires!

    ______________________________________________________

    Raiders announce new position coach…

    LOL…really?

  • Plunketthead

    Steve is doing the same things scary did.
    Scary NEVER broke any news.
    He never started early, not even before afternoon games and he would drop a post at midnight now and then, just like Steve

  • CJ Legend 34

    I hope Zach Miller comes back to the Raiders we need him on offense and at the end of the day I think he will be back. But I don’t blame him for visiting witht the seachickens or any other team that is interested in his game. How embarassed would you be if you were considered one of the up and coming TEs in the game and no one wanted you? I mean really Zach should have been given a little interest on day one.

    To save a little face I would be going on visits as well, but at the end of the day we need Zach in the silver and black. He does not want to be a Seachicken!

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    My neighbor could do a better job then these guys.

  • http://www.psalm23sportswear.com omniscience

    This is a good info site does say Miller Visiting Seachickens.

    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl

  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    Free agent TE Zach Miller is reportedly visiting the Seahawks on Monday.
    The Tom Cable connection again? Seattle just did Miller’s agent a favor, creating a bit of leverage in talks with the Raiders. It’s also an indictment of John Carlson, who was once widely regarded as a promising young tight end. Carlson’s Dynasty value is in the tank after a career-low 318 yards last season.

  • PurpleDrank81

    Cam Inman is back as the Niners beat writer……..Good I cant stand that dude.

  • CODEBLACK2011

    been reading the comments section here for a while and finally decided to register. you guys are nuts, raider nation baby!

  • aig-raiders

    I have a hard time believing the Hawks will pay the money to Zach when they already got Carlson, unless Zach is serious about leaving the Raiders.

  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    Code,
    Welcome

  • CODEBLACK2011

    got some inside info from someone that knows him on why Lofa left seattle:

    Got an email from Lofa earlier today:

    “Yes its official. I don’t want to go, and i actually wanted to accept the pay cut but they said they couldnt garauntee id still be on the team. Dont believe what the papers are saying. I tried to work something out. I love this city! Take care!”

  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    Eff Zach….we don’t need him!!!!!!!!

    Thats like throwing up a middle finger to Al by going to go talk to Cable!

  • John David Booty

    Am I wrong or is there a 1st and 3rd round tender on Miller?

  • CODEBLACK2011

    I think that means Lofa can be signed on the cheap, he isn’t looking for a big payday, just wants to be sure he’ll get playing time.

  • CJ Legend 34

    COme on Al sign Zach Miller and Mike Bush before it is to late. We have one of the most creative offfensive coaches as our head coach in the game. We need both of these guys for this year! DMAC in Bush on the field at that same time as two guys that can run and catch out the backfield could be a deadly combination and Zach is our best WR hands down.

    If we lose Zach there goes all of our passing production.

  • CuzImaRaider

    If reports were true that it was Millers agent holding up the signing, then it’s clear this visit to the ‘Chickens is no doubt to drive Millers costs up.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Easy!!!!!! We need Zach!
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    472.From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    Eff Zach….we don’t need him!!!!!!!!

    Thats like throwing up a middle finger to Al by going to go talk to Cable!

  • inonewordraider
  • DonManoukiansNeighbor

    I didnt even consider the middle finger affect. Your right. I had forgot about Cable already. Was Lechler right?

  • SilverAndBlackBleeder

    Welcome CodeBLK. Yea, all of us are nuts, but only most of us will own up to it. Lol We know what we’re talking about though….well, some of us do…… haha

  • CJ Legend 34

    d@mn man we still need another o-lineman. I am not comfortable with who we have.

    Wow

  • CODEBLACK2011

    I think steve is a vampire, that’s why he only works at night. he spends the day down in some dark dungeon, maybe al bit him.

  • From the Bay 2 L.A. 2 Las Vegas

    Miller effed up…Al ain’t gonna want his @$$!!

    If you don’t wanna be here…don’t let the the door hit you on the way out!

  • CODEBLACK2011

    miller is going to take one look at the qb’s over there and do the grampa simpson on ‘em. like this: http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/4313/61vx3rqrl8uy7.gif

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  • DEATHROW 55

    If miller is pullin that move , then f#@k his punk a $$, and lechler wasn’t right cause Huff stayed. It’s these un loyal players that need to bounce they ain’t true raiders look at namdi he literally screwed us. we could of got a 1st rndr if his robot talkin a$$ if he would of said something last year. What a pu $$ y.

  • DEATHROW 55

    cable is cool in my book, hes a blue collar coach who was a die hard raider for a lil while. Its not his fault seebass missed that fg vs Az, the jaxsonville game when ford fumbled the kick off return and that his o cordnator was our future coach all along. I felt sorry for him too but I wouldn’t convert in to a sea cock, Miller what are you thinking???

  • priesttj

    I wouldn’t mind having Tatupu at all if he’s healthy he’s got a lot of savvy.

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