Zach Miller led the Oakland Raiders in receiving last season. His departure would be a big loss for Jason Campbell and the rest of the offense.
But what are the odds he actually finds himself playing for another team next season? Not good.
Both Miller and the Raiders want to reach a deal. The two sides held contract talks before the NFL Lockout began, but weren’t able to come to terms. The team was confident enough a deal would be reached that they opted not to place the franchise tag on the tight end.
They did, however, place a first- and third-round tender on him, which may or may not hold water once a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is reached.
As for Miller, he flat out stated he wants to the Bay Area.
“It’d be great to be back in Oakland,” he told the Oakland Tribune in February. “I really feel like we’re headed in the right direction with Hue Jackson and the way things are going.”
ESPN AFC West blogger Bill Williamson doesn’t think Miller is headed anywhere.
“I’d be shocked if Miller ever plays an NFL down outside a Raiders’ uniform,” he wrote. “He’s just a Raider to me.”