Miller (shoulder) was spotted returning punts during Tuesday's practice, Noah Strackbein of SI.com reports.
Analysis: Miller, who missed the entire 2022 season with a shoulder injury suffered in training camp, appears to be healthy again. The 2018 second-round pick spent the first three years of his career with Chicago before being traded to Houston, finally landing in Pittsburgh after being cut by the Texans. Over the course of his career, the wideout has accumulated 1,589 receiving yards on 140 receptions with 12 touchdowns. The last productive season he had was in 2020 though, where he caught 49 balls for 489 yards and two touchdowns, only playing in three games since then. As the coming campaign approaches, Miller is slated to compete with Allen Robinson, Gunner Olszewski, Calvin Austin and Miles Boykin for a role in the offense behind top wideout options Diontae Johnson and George Pickens.
May 24, 2023 3:10 PM EST
The Steelers placed Miller (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: As expected, Miller lands on injured reserve after news that he'd miss the remainder of the 2022 season with a shoulder injury. The 2018 second-round pick didn't suit up for Saturday's preseason contest against Seattle, but it's unclear when he sustained the injury.
Aug 16, 2022 10:20 AM EST
Miller (shoulder) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2022 season, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Analysis: Miller didn't suit up for Saturday's preseason contest against Seattle due to the issue, but it's unclear when he suffered the injury. The 2018 second-round pick has been making a strong case for a spot on the Steeler's initial 53-man roster, so it's a tough blow to Pittsburgh and Miller, who'll likely be placed on season-ending IR in the near future.
Aug 16, 2022 7:48 AM EST
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed postgame that Miller was sidelined with a right shoulder injury during Saturday's preseason game against Seattle, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Miller also dealt with a right shoulder injury during the Texans' training camp last year, though it's unclear if he aggravated this pre-existing issue this preseason. The 27-year-old wideout's health could affect his ultimate chances of making Pittsburgh's final 53-man roster before the team's Week 1 opener on Sept. 11. When healthy, Miller likely will compete with Cody White, Gunner Olszewski and Christian Blake for one of the team's last spots at wideout this preseason.
Aug 13, 2022 7:38 PM EST
Miller was seen standing with his right arm in a sling on Pittsburgh's sideline during Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks, Alan Saunders of PittsburghSportsNow.com reports.
Analysis: Saunders adds that the injury likely occurred late during the Steelers' practice Thursday given the previously unknown nature of the issue. The 27-year-old wideout battled a dislocated right shoulder last preseason and was released by the Texans in October after playing just two games with the team in 2021. It's unclear if this same issue has anything to do with Miller's absence Saturday, though he figures to compete for a spot on the Steelers' final 53-man roster when healthy this preseason.
Aug 13, 2022 5:50 PM EST
Miller has been making a strong case for a spot on the Steelers' 53-man roster early in training camp, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports.
Analysis: Miller signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers in January but has made some strong plays over the first few days of camp. The 28-year-old is familiar with the team's system after spending time on Pittsburgh's practice squad in 2021, and he's attempting to carve out a role as a slot receiver and returner ahead of the preseason.
Aug 4, 2022 3:46 PM EST
Miller signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Miller was traded to the Texans from the Bears over the summer and had five catches for 23 yards and a touchdown in two games before being cut in early October. He spent the rest of 2021 on the Steelers' practice squad and caught one pass for two yards in his lone game action.
Jan 24, 2022 2:21 PM EST
Miller was restored to the Steelers' practice squad from the COVID-19 list Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
Analysis: Miller can return to practice with the Steelers now that he has cleared protocols.
Jan 4, 2022 2:45 PM EST
The Steelers have placed Miller on their practice squad's reserve/COVID-19 list.
Analysis: Via Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Miller's placement on the COVID list is the result of a positive test. As a result, he will be required to pass the league's health and safety protocols before returning to practice.
Dec 27, 2021 4:34 PM EST
Miller reverted to the Steelers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Miller played 25 of 60 offensive snaps in his Pittsburgh debut, and he caught his only target for two yards. The 27-year-old will now compete for another opportunity for a gameday elevation.
Nov 30, 2021 5:59 AM EST
Miller secured his lone target for two yards in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: Miller was elevated from the Steelers' practice squad for Sunday's matchup since Ray-Ray McCloud (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Although the 27-year-old was on the field for 40 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive snaps, he failed to generate much production during his first appearance with the team.
Nov 29, 2021 7:11 AM EST
Miller was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Miller joined the Steelers' practice squad in October, but will get his first chance on the active roster in Week 12. With Ray-Ray McCloud likely unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols, the 2018 second-round pick could see some snaps in four-wideout sets against the Bengals on Sunday. However, the majority of the targets will likely be consumed by Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool.
Nov 27, 2021 6:07 PM EST
Miller was signed to the Steelers' practice squad Tuesday.
Analysis: After being brought in for a physical Tuesday, Miller was officially added to the practice squad. He was able to reel in 49 catches for 485 yards and 2 touchdowns last season with the Bears, but only had five receptions for 23 yards and a score with the Texans in 2021 before being released Oct. 6. With JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) likely out for the remainder of the season, Miller could prove to be a valuable addition for Pittsburgh.
Oct 12, 2021 4:09 PM EST
The Steelers plan to bring Miller in for a physical Tuesday, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Previous reports suggested that Miller was expected to join the Jaguars' practice squad, but with JuJu Smith-Schuster facing shoulder surgery and an extended absence, there could be a more immediate path to playing time for Miller in Pittsburgh. The team's top two healthy receivers are Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool, with James Washington currently dealing with a groin injury.
Oct 11, 2021 2:51 PM EST
The Jaguars are expected to sign Miller to the practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Analysis: Miller was cut by the Texans just last week, after having appeared in two games for the team and secured five of 11 targets for 23 yards and a score. The Jaguars may feel motivated to surround rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence with more talent now that playmakers DJ Chark (ankle) and Travis Etienne (foot) are both out of commission, but Miller hasn't exactly proven to be a reliable playmaker in recent years. A 2018 second-round pick, Miller impressed with seven touchdowns as a rookie but has scored just five times since then.
Oct 11, 2021 7:15 AM EST
The Texans plan to cut Miller on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Analysis: Houston will move on from Miller just over two months after acquiring him from Chicago along with a 2022 seventh-round pick in exchange for a 2022 fifth-round pick. After dislocating a shoulder in the preseason, Miller was cleared from the injury report prior to Week 1, but was still inactive for the Texans' first two contests in coach's decisions. He reclaimed starting duties out of the slot in Houston's subsequent two contests, but Miller proved to be an unreliable safety valve for rookie quarterback Davis Mills, hauling in five of 11 targets for 23 yards and a touchdown between losses to the Panthers and Bills. The Texans' decision to cut Miller likely hints that the team expects top slot receiver Danny Amendola (thigh) to return to action Week 5 versus New England.
Oct 6, 2021 7:38 AM EST
Miller caught one of five targets for three yards in Sunday's 40-0 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: One week after scoring a touchdown in his season debut, Miller was not on the same page with rookie quarterback Davis Mills, who did not have a good games. He threw four interceptions and completed just 11 of 21 attempts. That's not a recipe for productive wideouts. The good news is that Miller is a top target in the offense -- 11 targets the last two weeks -- behind only Brandin Cooks.
Oct 4, 2021 6:38 AM EST
Miller secured four of six targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Miller's one-yard touchdown reception on a quick slant in the second quarter was the highlight of the contest for the Davis Mills-led Texans offense. The 2018 second-round pick was seeing his first action of the season due to Danny Amendola's (thigh) absence, and Miller finished tied with Jordan Akins for second-most catches on the team for the night. It remains to be seen if Miller, a healthy scratch over the first two games of the season, will be able to garner active status in Week 4 against the Bills.
Sep 23, 2021 8:59 PM EST
Miller is active for Thursday's game against the Panthers.
Analysis: With Danny Amendola (thigh) sidelined, there's an opportunity for Miller to earn snaps in the slot in his first action for the Texans. Miller has been a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season, but he'll also be on the receiving end of passes from third-round rookie Davis Mills, so it remains to be seen what kind of chemistry the two may have.
Sep 23, 2021 3:58 PM EST
Miller could see opportunities on offense in his team debut against the Panthers on Thursday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Miller was listed as a healthy scratch during Houston's first two games of the 2021 season, but the fact that he dealt with a dislocated shoulder during the preseason may have played a part in those decisions. Now, with Danny Amendola (thigh) ruled out and Nico Collins (shoulder) on IR, there could be an opportunity for Miller to immediately slot into a significant offensive role behind Brandin Cooks and Chris Conley. With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) also now on IR, whatever targets Miller does see will come at the hands of rookie third-round pick Davis Mills.
Sep 22, 2021 2:34 PM EST
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