Steelers TE Heath Miller was healing from a major knee injury a year ago, when he missed all of the major preseason work and didn't return to the lineup until Week 3.
Even after he came back, it took Miller weeks and weeks to again be the receiver he was while making 71 catches in 2012, before he tore his ACL and MCL and injured his PCL against the Bengals on Dec. 23. He needed nearly nine months — and that was a rapid recovery — for his right knee to fully strengthen, and for him to get back into game and practice shape.
It was a long road, but Miller — the top receiving tight end in Steelers' history — believes he's fully back, 18 months since he was injured.
Miller has only finished in the top 20 once in the last four seasons (#4 in 2012). It’s great to hear that he’s fully healthy, and he’ll once again be a streaming option as a TE2, but he’s not likely to post TE1 numbers in 2014.