New York Giants: 6 Free Agents To Consider

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Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller (86) is pursued by Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Miller – Tight End

Seasons: 8

Drafted:  Oakland Raiders 2nd Round (38th overall) of the 2007 NFL DRaft

Teams Played For: Oakland Raiders (2007-2010), Seattle Seahawks (2011-2014)

Pro Bowls: 2010

Super Bowl Appearances: 2013 (Won as a member of the Seattle Seahawks)

Miller missed the majority of last season after having ankle surgery but has proved over his 8 year career that he can be both a solid blocker and reliable receiver. In his first 4 seasons as a member of the Oakland Raiders, Miller caught 226 passes for 2,712 yards and 12 touchdowns. During his time in Seattle his offensive production dipped but it was because of the Seahawk’s run heavy offense and his role as a blocker on the edge and at the point of attack. Giants current starter, Larry Donnell, flashed his ability as a red-zone threat last season but failed to be even an average blocker. He was wildly inconsistent having 8 games with less then 30 receiving yards but 2 games of 80+ yards. Giants reserve tight end Daniel Fells blocked exceptionally well last season and was a reliable receiver but was rarely used catching only 16 balls all season (20 targets). The Giant’s options behind Fells are the perennial disappointment Adrien Robinson and 3 undrafted players. Miller’s ability to both catch and block would help the Giants run game, give them another option on offense and add depth to a roster that as I’ve said before, needs it.

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