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Heath Miller | Tight End

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 256
College: Virginia
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Heath Miller caught 10-of-11 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 4 loss to the Bucs.
Ben Roethlisberger's security blanket finally broke out, drawing as many looks as Antonio Brown. Miller's stats still aren't lighting up the leaderboard, but he's now on pace for 84 catches, 788 yards and four touchdowns. Those are serviceable numbers for a low-end TE1. Miller is worth keeping around in 12-team leagues. Sep 28 - 6:53 PM

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Heath Miller had four catches for 51 yards in Week 3 against the Panthers.

Miller was overthrown by Ben Roethlisberger on his lone red-zone target. He has 11 catches for 112 yards through three games. Miller will look to exploit a Bucs defense that struggles to cover tight ends in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 1:31 AM

Heath Miller caught 4-of-7 targets for 35 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 loss to the Ravens, also losing a fumble.

Miller's fumble came on a garden-variety big hit from C.J. Mosley. It wasn't egregious, just a mistake the veteran tight end would like back. Miller is off to a slow start this season, but has 11 targets through two games. At the bare minimum, he'll draw 5-6 looks per week, and likely more. He remains on the TE1 borderline.
Sep 12 - 12:49 AM

Heath Miller caught 3-of-4 targets for 26 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 1 win over the Browns.

It was a quiet day for Miller as the Steelers packed things in at halftime, nearly blowing a 27-3 lead. We still like Miller as a cheap TE1. He's Ben Roethlisberger's security blanket.
Sep 7 - 6:27 PM

Steelers TE Heath Miller is "100 percent" healthy heading into the season.

Miller was clearly not himself last season as he struggled to recover from a devastating knee injury. Miller appears to be back to normal this year, though, with backup tight end Matt Spaeth saying, "Everything about him is better, his overall speed, his burst, coming in and out of his breaks. He just looks real good now." Miller is just one season removed from a 71-816-8 campaign. He has low-end TE1 upside.
Sep 6 - 12:57 PM

Heath Miller secured 5-of-6 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

Playing well into the second half with the rest of the Steelers' starters, Miller secured a laser 27-yard strike from Ben Roethlisberger for the first-team offense's only score. Back to moving like he did before his knee surgery, Miller finishes the preseason with eight catches for 62 yards and a score. Generally going in the TE14-18 range, Miller could prove to be a late-round steal. He still has low-end TE1 upside.
Aug 21 - 11:09 PM

A study done by the New York Times' Jonathan Bales last offseason showed that tight ends historically take their biggest statistical steps back beginning at age 31.

Bales' study also showed that tight ends have the shortest shelf lives off all skill positions -- even shorter than running backs. Tight ends entering their mid and late 20s make the best breakout candidates, while tight ends begin to take big nosedives going on ages 31 and 32. Some tight ends around the NFL at those ages are Heath Miller (32 in October), Jason Witten (turned 32 in May), and Owen Daniels (32 in November). Antonio Gates just turned 34.
Source: FF Today
Jul 6 - 10:03 PM

Ben Roethlisberger said Heath Miller has "looked healthy right from the get-go, looks kind of like the old Heath."

Miller shredded his knee in December of 2012 and missed the first two games of last season before posting a pedestrian 58-593-1 line. He clearly wasn't at or near full health for much of the year. Now fully healthy and participating in a full offseason, Miller is a big rebound candidate. He has low-end TE1 appeal.
Jun 16 - 6:44 PM

Heath Miller is now under contract through 2016.

Before Monday's extension, Miller was set to cost $9.5 million against the cap in 2014 -- the final year of his deal. Now that cap number is down to $6.1 million and he has added base salaries of $4 million in both 2015 and 2016. Miller remains a quality all-around tight end even though he's 31 and blew out his knee late in the 2012 season. He shouldn't have a problem exceeding last year's 58-593-1 line.
Mar 5 - 12:25 PM

The Steelers have worked out a restructured contract with Heath Miller.

Miller was set for a $6.04 million base salary and $9.5 million cap hit in 2014. We'll wait on details, but we're expecting an extension that frees up cap room right now and keeps Miller under contract for 2-3 more seasons. He'll turn 32 in October, but remains a solid all-around tight end and one of Ben Roethlisberger's favorite targets. Miller posted a 58-593-1 line last year despite coming off a devastating knee injury.
Mar 3 - 11:42 AM

ESPN Steelers blogger Scott Brown expects the team and Heath Miller to work out a contract extension "sooner rather than later."

Miller is entering the final year of his deal and is set to count $9.5 million against the 2014 salary cap. Miller returned better than expected after wrecking his knee in 2012 and caught 58 passes for 593 yards and one score this past season. The 31-year-old is still one of the better all-around tight ends in the league.
Jan 24 - 9:56 AM

Heath Miller caught two passes for 17 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 17 win over the Browns.

Miller drew only two looks on a day where the Steelers didn't have to do much on offense. Returning from a torn ACL, Miller finishes 2013 with 58 catches for 593 yards and one touchdown in 14 games. The numbers are nothing to sneeze at, but well off from Miller's career 2012. Going on 32, Miller appeared greatly diminished as an athlete, lumbering as he nevertheless found seams in the middle of the field. Going into the final year of his contract, Miller will be a low-end, low-upside TE1 in 2014.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Heath Miller caught three passes for 17 yards in Week 16 versus the Packers.

Miller finished a distant second on the team with his four targets, seeing nine fewer passes than Antonio Brown. Miller obviously didn't do much with his grabs, mainly catching the ball and getting tackled. He's just a TE2. The Steelers wrap up the 2013 season by hosting the Browns in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:24:00 PM

Heath Miller caught four passes for 35 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 win over the Bengals.

Miller secured all four of his targets, but was held out of the end-zone for the eighth straight game. He has only one touchdown this season and will be just a TE2 option in next week's matchup with the Packers.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 01:23:00 AM

Heath Miller caught three passes for 56 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Dolphins.

Miller worked the seam well, finding himself open deeper down the field than usual. But he went without a touchdown for the seventh straight game as Jerricho Cotchery continues to be the featured player in the red zone for Ben Roethlisberger. It leaves Miller with very little upside heading into a Week 15 matchup with the Bengals.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Bruce Gradkowski
3Landry Jones
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3Dri Archer
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Dri Archer
FB1Will Johnson
WR11Antonio Brown
2Lance Moore
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Justin Brown
3Martavis Bryant
WR31Justin Brown
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Michael Palmer
K1Shaun Suisham