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On To The Next One: Zach Miller

The Oakland Raiders certainly want to keep free agent tight end Zach Miller on the team’s roster whenever NFL games resume, and many people believe the tight end is not going to be leaving the silver and black.  However, the Raiders will have to pay him good second contract money, from which Creative Artists Agency (CAA) will take its commission.  Prior to recently signing with CAA, Miller was represented by Irvine, California based Athletes First.

Before the NFL locked out its players, the Raiders placed a 1st and 3rd round tender on Miller, making him a restricted free agent.  Prior to the start of the lockout, Miller and his agents at Athletes First had discussed terms of a new contract.  Once teams and players are once again able to speak to one another, the Raiders will resume said discussions with Miller and his new representatives from CAA.

In 2010, Miller played in and started 15 games, averaging 11.4 yards per catch and had a total of 685 yards.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.