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Friday, September 20, 2013

Almost nine months to the day after suffering a torn ACL in a loss to Cincinnati, Steelers tight end Heath Miller is set to make his return to the lineup for the team in their game Sunday night against Chicago.

Miller made it through the entire week of practice for the Steelers (0-2) this week and is listed as probable to see his first action of the season against the Bears (2-0).

The return of Miller, the Steelers’ MVP and leading receiver in 2012, could boost an offense that has scored just 19 points in its first two games.

Miller’s return wasn't the only good news for the Steelers. Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell, out the past month with a mid-foot sprain, made it through a second consecutive practice Friday without issue. Bell, listed as a co-starter at running back with Isaac Redman, is listed as questionable to play this week, but is getting closer to a return.

After being limited Wednesday and Thursday with a heel injury, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones returned to practice Friday and is probable as well. Jones made his first start last week against Cincinnati.

Cornerback Cortez Allen, who sat out against the Bengals with an ankle sprain, is out again this week.

For Chicago, Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday with a knee injury. He is listed as questionable to play against the Steelers.


Greg Mercer said...

so can we assume that Allen has a high ankle sprain?

Bong said...

Yes you can, but remember when you assume,

You make an ASS of U and ME.


Dale Lolley said...

That would be a good assumption. Probably back after the bye

Anonymous Brian said...

With Miller coming back, is it realistic to keep Paulson off the field? Michael Palmer? Practice squader?

He is a disaster blocking in-line & got de-cleated by Reggie Nelson even though he had a full head of steam and a good angle (on the Cotchery end-around).

And a huge fumble.

I think the Spaeth injury was pretty big, come to think of it.

Anonymous said...

We suck this year. This team lacks play makers on both sides of the ball. we have all our money tied up in guys past there prime and have compounded that with poor drafts and a failure of tomlin and his staff to develop any young players. This will be very painful to watch the next few years as we will waste 2-3 years of Bens prime years.This team has no heart and zero leadership, which is so painful to admit

Patrick said...
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Patrick said...

sorry you're not allowed to talk bad about Mikey here. His clueless behavior is never the reason for this team's struggles.