While the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for a way to get their 31st ranked offense going, they are beginning to finally hear some positive news. After head coach Mike Tomlin followed up the team’s second loss by promising a bigger role for rookie speedster Marcus Wheaton, it is being reported that tight end Heath Miller is expected to practice in full this week.
From Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
#Steelers Tomlin: Heath Miller, expect him to work fully this week. Not expecting him to step out of phone booth wearing a cape
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 17, 2013
With Miller out of the line up, the Steelers have lacked a tight end that is capable of run-blocking and it has forced Jerricho Cotchery to see more playing time. Once Miller is back in his normal role, that will all change.
Miller can become the team’s primary tight end once again, while Cotchery can take a back seat and allow Wheaton to step up as the No. 3 wide receiver.
If it all works out, the Steelers offense could finally begin producing points.
Miller is not expected to see a heavy workload if he is able to return to the field right away, but he will be able to play as a part of the rotation as he adjusts back to game speed.
At this point, any good news is welcomed by the Steelers and their loyal fan base.