Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller is continuing his return from a restructured knee in the offseason and he is closer than ever to a return to the field. If there are no setbacks during today’s practice, Miller is expected to take the field for the team’s Week 3 match up against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.
Miller has put together two straight days of full practice and there is some good news after his return to the practice field. According to Miller, he has experienced no discomfort.
“To make progress, you have to add a little more to see how you respond, whether positively or negatively,” Miller said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I guess that will let you know if you’re ready to take the next step. Obviously, today was a heavy day. So, we’ll see how it feels (Friday) and go from there.”
Miller is wearing a brace on the surgically repaired knee, which can slow players down at times, but he seems to be moving full steam ahead, which is all the ailing Steelers offense can ask for.
If Miller is able to play in Sunday’s game, fans should not expect him to play a majority of the snaps, but he will be a part of the rotation and provide a boost in the blocking game and a reliable possession receiver over the middle for Ben Roethlisberger.