Steelers counting on Heath Miller's return

Steelers counting on Heath Miller's return
May 19, 2013, 11:15 pm
Share This Post

Though every team in the AFC North has its question marks when it comes to players returning from injury — the Ravens, for example, are waiting to see about cornerback Lardarius Webb and linebacker Jameel McClain — it could be that no one trying to come back from injury is more important to his team than Steelers tight end Heath Miller.

Seeing Pittsburgh twice a year, the Ravens well know how important Miller is to the Steelers offense. How often has he been there to bail out Ben Roethlisberger when Big Ben is scrambling around desperately searching for a target?

Miller suffered torn knee ligaments near the end of last season. After surgery in January, Miller is off crutches and has been seen walking with no apparent problems, ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley reports. As Hensley also notes, the Steelers gave the impression they feel confident in Miller’s return by not picking a tight end in the draft.

Should Miller not be ready to start the season, however, the Steelers will find themselves with a 71-catch hole to fill in their passing game.