Seattle reaches deals with Miller, Wilkerson
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with free agent tight end Zach Miller and defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson.
The team announced the deals on Tuesday.
Miller's signing reunites him with former Oakland coach Tom Cable, now Seattle's offensive line coach. Miller was a Pro Bowl selection last season after catching 60 passes and five touchdowns.
Wilkerson spent last season with New Orleans, but his best seasons came in 2008 and 2009 with Tampa Bay when he worked with new Seattle defensive line coach Todd Wash. Wilkerson started a career-high 15 games in 2009 and had career bests in tackles (46) and sacks (6).
Wilkerson was the second defensive free agent to reach a deal with Seattle in as many days. The Seahawks brought back cornerback Kelly Jennings on Monday.