December 9, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers expected to activate Heath Miller from PUP list before regular season


The Pittsburgh Steelers have plenty of questions at tight end with the injury to Matt Spaeth, along with the uncertainty to Heath Miller who is currently on the physically unable to perform list. However, the tight end picture should begin to clear if everything goes according to the Steelers plan.

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

If all goes according to plan, the Steelers will take Miller off the PUP list before the start of the regular season and have him practice for three weeks before activating him and deciding when to let him play in a game. If they do not take him off the PUP list before they finalize their 53-man roster, Miller cannot return until the seventh week of the regular season.

Pittsburgh will be able to gauge Miller’s health when he finally takes the practice field and there will be a clearer picture for when he could return. Right now, there is no timetable, so getting a glimpse of him going through the motions will be something the Steelers will benefit from greatly.

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