Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller will return to action Friday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Miller suffered a concussion in Week 1 of the preseason and the team has since been cautious with his return.
WR Sidney Rice (shoulders) and TE Zach Miller (concussion) both are expected to play against Kansas City.— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) August 22, 2012
After catching a first down pass from quarterback Matt Flynn in the preseason opener, the Pro Bowl tight end was injured on hits by the Tennessee Titans' Terrence Wheatley and Kamerion Wimbley.
Miller's return on Friday will give Seattle head coach Pete Carroll another downfield target as he shuffles quarterbacks. Rookie Russell Wilson is expected to start, with Flynn running with the second unit. Along with Miller, the Seahawks are also welcoming back receiver Sidney Rice.
Entering his sixth year in the NFL, Miller struggled during his first year in Seattle. He caught 25 passes for 233 yards, by far his least productive year in the league.