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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



October 27, 2011 at 1:10 PM

He's Zaa-aach: Seahawks TE returning to practice

Posted by Danny O'Neil

RENTON -- Tight end Zach Miller has suffered a concussion before.

Nothing like the one that sidelined him for the past two weeks, though.

Miller was hit high in the first half of Seattle's game at New York on Oct. 9, a play in which quarterback Tarvaris Jackson threw Miller into a helacious hit from safety Kenny Phillips, who compounded the damage by launching off both feet into the hit.

Phillips was fined $20,000 for the hit while Miller sat out two weeks of practice and missed a game. Asked if there was any injustice there, Miller said he didn't see it.

"It's part of the game," Miller said. "A few years ago, that hit would have been legal. You can't fault the defensive guys too much because they're trying to make plays on the ball. It's tough when you change rules when you try and adapt and play within the rules. I wish it wouldn't have happened, though."

Miller has caught eight passes this season, much less than expected when Seattle signed him. That's a result of his having to take on a larger share of blocking assignments, at times filling in as a fullback in Pittsburgh.

Miller was limited in practice Wednesday, but has been cleared to practice without limitation beginning Thursday so he's progressing toward being available for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

"Excited to be back out there, and excited to not have to watch anymore," Miller said.

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Yeah, the Luck comments are about three weeks old at this point. St. Louis, Miami and Indianapolis have a lock on that race. The Hawks still have...  Posted on October 28, 2011 at 9:20 AM by ex NC fan. Jump to comment
I'm still excited about this guy, despite what other fans say. He runs amazingly crisp routes, and while he has to block a little more now...  Posted on October 27, 2011 at 8:06 PM by Michael_Petrovich. Jump to comment
No more Luck comments. I think I speak for a majority here by saying "F" Luck. Glad your back Zach.  Posted on October 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM by TheKing III. Jump to comment

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