Without Heath Miller, and without Matt Spaeth for a still undetermined time following surgery on his foot, the Steelers open this season with three tight ends who are ready to play now.
David Paulson’s forte is in the passing game; Michael Palmer’s is as an in-line blocker; and David Johnson’s is as the ‘move’ tight end. Palmer also had a couple of tackles on special teams this preseason.
Miller isn't ready to play now but taking him off PUP means they expect him back before six weeks into the season. Paulson would likely be next in line to have value but don't expect Miller-like numbers from a year ago. Miller is expected to return in about a month, according to reports.