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Heath Miller | Tight End | #83

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 256
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (30) / PIT
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Heath Miller announced his retirement after 11 seasons in the NFL.
33 years old, Miller will retire as the Steelers' all-time leader in touchdowns (45) and catches (592) by a tight end. A fan favorite throughout his 11-year stay in Pittsburgh, Miller played in three Super Bowls and emerged with two rings. He was also named to two Pro Bowls. 2015 fifth-round pick Jesse James is the favorite to take over as the Steelers' new starting tight end. Miller has the sixth most receptions all time by an NFL tight end, but his Hall of Fame odds are long. He certainly deserves a place in the Steelers' Ring of Honor. Feb 19 - 2:16 PM

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects Heath Miller back with the Steelers in 2016.

33-year-old Miller's receiving contributions and particularly his run blocking have fallen off in recent years, but he's owed a reasonable $4 million in 2016 and remains by-far the best tight end on the Steelers' roster. Perhaps he'll lose a few more snaps to rising sophomore Jesse James in 2016, but Miller is a virtual lock to open the season as the Steelers' starting tight end.
Jan 27 - 9:08 PM

Heath Miller caught 1-of-3 targets for five yards in the Steelers' Divisional Round loss to the Broncos.

In a game where the Steelers needed help blocking outside rushers Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware -- and still didn't contain them -- it's no surprise Heath had a slow game. Miller, 33, is owed a reasonable $4 million base salary in 2016. Still, the Steelers may consider scaling back his snaps and upticking Jesse James' if James shows signs of development in 2016 training camp.
Jan 17 - 8:30 PM

Heath Miller caught 2-of-3 targets for nine yards in the Steelers' Wild Card win over the Bengals.

Miller was an offensive factor in the first two meetings with Cincinnati this season, but he took a backseat in this slugfest. Miller managed just three catches for 12 yards against Denver in Week 15. He will not be a DFS option against the Broncos next week.
Jan 10 - 12:47 AM

Heath Miller caught 3-of-4 targets for 18 yards and a touchdown Week 17 against the Browns.

Miller wrestled the ball away from Pierre Desir at the back of the end zone for a two-yard score in the first quarter. It was Miller's first touchdown since Week 2. Miller is a reliable set of hands for Ben Roethlisberger, but he is a low-upside fantasy play.
Jan 3 - 5:33 PM

Heath Miller caught 5-of-6 passes for 49 yards Week 16 against the Ravens.

Most of the production came with the Steelers in catch-up mode in the fourth quarter, but it is the game we have come to expect by the veteran tight end. He will be a low-upside PPR option against Cleveland Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:55:00 PM

Heath Miller caught 3-of-5 targets for 12 yards in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Broncos.

With Ben Roethlisberger having little trouble finding Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant against the league's best defense, Miller was an afterthought as a safety valve. He can't be trusted as a TE1 against the Ravens for the fantasy finals.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:43:00 PM

Heath Miller (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 15.

Raiders tight ends Mychal Rivera and Clive Walford had their way with Denver's defense last week. Miller is a sneaky TE1 play in this week's game.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 03:05:00 PM

Heath Miller (ribs) returned to Steelers practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

Miller will be ready to go against the Broncos. He's on the TE1/2 borderline for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Heath Miller (ribs) didn't practice Wednesday.

Miller caught 10 passes for 66 yards in his return last week. His absence is maintenance-related.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Heath Miller caught 10-of-10 targets for 66 yards in the Steelers' Week 14 win over the Bengals.

Miller didn't make any big plays, serving merely as a chain mover in the middle of the field. His 10 grabs tied a season-high, and the 66 yards are his third-most of the season. In two games against the Bengals this season, Miller has reeled in 20-of-23 targets for 171 yards. He'll be a back-end TE1 next week in a tough spot against the Broncos' elite pass defense.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Heath Miller (ribs, probable) was a full participant at Friday's practice.

Miller should be ready for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Miller had his best game of the season against the Bengals back in Week 8, catching 10 passes for 105 yards. Jesse James started at tight end during Miller's one-game absence.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 01:51:00 PM

Heath Miller (ribs) returned to practice on Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Miller is now on track to return after missing Week 13. He'll be a mid-range TE2 against the Bengals.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 06:25:00 PM

Heath Miller (ribs) didn't practice Wednesday.

Miller still hasn't been cleared to practice. Jesse James would make another start if he can't return this week.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Heath Miller (ribs) is inactive for Week 13 against the Colts.

Miller was never expected to play after missing practice all week. Jesse James will start in his place. The rest of the Steelers inactives are QB Mike Vick, LB Sean Spence, WR Sammie Coates, OT Byron Stingily, RB Jordan Todman, and DE L.T. Walton.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:02:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Bruce Gradkowski
3Landry Jones
4Dustin Vaughan
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Daryl Richardson
5Rajion Neal
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
2Abou Toure
WR11Antonio Brown
2Sammie Coates
3Issac Blakeney
4Eli Rogers
5Tobais Palmer
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3DeMarcus Ayers
4Shakim Phillips
5Levi Norwood
WR31Sammie Coates
TE1Ladarius Green
2Jesse James
3Matt Spaeth
4Xavier Grimble
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
3Jerald Hawkins
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
3B.J. Finney
RG1David DeCastro
2Cole Manhart
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Mike Adams
3Brian Mihalik
4Matt Feiler
K1Chris Boswell
2Shaun Suisham
3Ty Long