Reports are surfacing that a tentative deal was reached in the early hours of this morning and that it will be ratified by the NFLPA at some point today. Though all timelines are nothing more than rumors at this point, some are suggesting that teams will be able to begin re-signing their own free agents as early as this afternoon.
This means that the Raiders will have an opportunity to address their biggest concern entering the 2011 free agency period, re-signing tight end Zach Miller.
Every since being drafted by the Raiders in the second round, Zach Miller has been the most consistent receiving threat on a team that has struggled to establish a strong passing game. Miller is a hard worker, a team leader and an Al Davis favorite that should be on the team for years to come.
Whenever teams are allowed to begin re-signing their own free agents, look for Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders to quickly re-sign Miller to a long term deal so that they can begin to address other team needs.
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