Heath Miller listed as doubtful for Steelers season-opener

Dec 19, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated Pittsburgh 20-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is continuing to rehab from a serious knee injury and he has appeared on the first injury report of the season listed as doubtful. The move comes as no surprise considering Miller was never expected to play in the game, so it was just a formality at this point.

For Miller, he will likely continue to be listed as doubtful for the next few weeks before making his season debut for the team.

If everything goes according to plan, Miller should be back on the field before Week Six of the season.

With Miller out of the line up, David Johnson will get the start.

His versatility provides an interesting wrinkle to the Steelers line up thanks to his ability to line up at both tight end and fullback.

The Steelers host the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field to kick off their 2013-14 campaign. They would like to earn a win in the season-opener to get off on the right foot in what looks to be a very tight race in the AFC North.

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