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Zach Miller released by Seattle Seahawks

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Veteran tight end Zach Miller is looking for a new job after four years in Seattle.

The Seahawks announced the release of Miller with a "failed physical" designation on Friday.

Miller, 29, missed the majority of the 2014 season due to a second ankle surgery in less than a year.

He took a pay cut to stay with the Seahawks last season, managing just six receptions for 76 yards in three games.

Miller was due a $2 million roster bonus in addition to a $2.8 million salary. The team will save just over $2 million in cap space with the release.

With Miller out of the picture, the Seahawks are a dark horse candidate to land free agent Julius Thomas, as NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport suggested earlier this week.

Although Miller's recent injury history might scare off a few teams, he should have little trouble securing an opportunity to compete for a starting job. The Buccaneers are an interesting match, as Miller played for new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter at Arizona State.

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