No one within the organization knows when Heath Miller will be prepared to play this season. Miller, who led the Steelers with 71 receptions last season, tore his ACL, MCL and PCL. He is still mending from reconstructive surgery.
If Miller isn't ready for the season opener against Tennessee at Heinz Field on Sept. 8, then either Matt Spaeth — in his second tour of duty with the Steelers — or second-year tight end David Paulson is expected to fill in until Miller recovers.
Miller is no spring chicken (30), so it isn't a smart move to count on him to be ready Week 1. He tore three ligaments on Dec. 23, and recovery usually takes a year, despite what Adrian Peterson accomplished last season.