Steelers’ tight end Heath Miller has retired, the team announced today.
Miller played 11 seasons for the Steelers (2005-15) after originally being selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (30thoverall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He started 167-of-168 games played during the regular season, and he started all 15 postseason contests that he played in. Miller’s 168 regular-season games played are the most by a tight end in Steelers’ history.
In team history, Miller is the all-time leader in receptions (592), receiving yards (6,569) and receiving touchdowns (45) by a tight end. Overall, he ranks second in career receptions, fourth in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, and sixth in scrimmage yards (6,577) in Steelers’ annals. Miller is one of four players to record 500 receptions, one of five players to record 6,000 receiving yards and one of five players to record 40 receiving touchdowns in team history.
Miller is one of 12 tight ends in NFL history to reach 6,000 career receiving yards, and at the conclusion of the 2015 season, his 592 receptions are the sixth-most in NFL history by a tight end, and his 6,569 career receiving yards are the ninth-most in NFL history by a tight end.
Jesse James is next on the depth chart. James had eight catches for 56 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets serving as Miller's backup. He played 91% of the snaps in Week 13 against the Colts, registering three catches for 30 yards on five targets.
PIT TE Heath Miller - Week 19, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 19 at Denver
After catching 10 passes in each of the first two games against the Bengals, Miller got just three targets last week, catching two passes for nine yards. He had just three catches for 15 yards on five targets last month against Denver, spending more time helping out blocking against Denver's pass rush. That could be the plan this time around as well, though with Antonio Brown out, Miller should see more action.