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Seahawks TE Zach Miller had ankle surgery during bye week

Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller had ankle surgery during the team's bye week. The Seahawks expect Miller to be out for "an extended period of time."  

Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller had ankle surgery during the team's Week 4 bye week, the team announced Monday.  

The Seahawks said it has not been determined how long Miller will be out, while Ross Jones of Fox Sports reportsthat Seattle expects Miller to be out for "an extended period of time."

In the Seahawks Week 3 game, Miller had two receptions for 12 yards.

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The Seahawks have already put cornerback Jeremy Lance on the injured reserve/designated to return list, so Seattle cannot use that option on Miller. The team can either keep Miller on the 53-man roster or end his season by putting him on injured reserve.

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Tight ends Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet are listed on the team's active roster.

In 14 regular season games last season, Miller had 33 catches for 387 yards and 5 touchdowns

Miller has had problems with his foot in the past. Last season, Miller missed most of training camp while dealing with a foot injury. He also missed two games with a hamstring injury early in the year.

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In March, the Seahawks restructured Miller's contract to save salary-cap space. In 2013, Miller was the Seahawks' highest paid player. According to The Seattle TimesMiller was set to make $5.8 million in each of the next two years. Miller is now making $3 million a year, with incentives that could bring the contract up to $4 million.

- Sarah Barshop