The Seattle Seahawks took tight end Zach Miller off the physically unable to perform list on Friday. Even though it is still unknown exactly when he will be able to appear in a game, the Seahawks are certainly excited things are headed in the right direction.
Miller has missed time with a foot injury that has forced the younger tight ends on the roster to step up, in particular Luke Wilson.
“Luke got started a little slow and then he got going and got his feet under him with his blocking — caught the ball when he had his chances,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said, according to the Washington Post. “McGrath did a really nice job. I thought Sean played really consistent ball on the edges and blocking and all, something I was anxious to see. He’s a little stronger than he was last season and a little more physical so he kind of showed up.”
As good as Wilson and the other tight ends have performed over the past couple weeks or so, they are certainly no Miller. The seven-year veteran hauled in 53 receptions for 396 yards and three touchdowns in 2012, which was his second season with the Seahawks. However, those numbers are nowhere near what he is capable of putting up. In 2009 with the Oakland Raiders, Miller caught a career-high 66 passes for 805 yards and three touchdowns. It is that potential that has Seattle very excited to see what he can accomplish if healthy.
Hopefully, Miller will be able to stay upright and not allow his foot injury to become an issue in 2013.