When you need an update on Steelers’ tight end Heath Miller, ask quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The starting quarterback was on Vinnie and Cook 93.7 the Fan today when the final practice of the week was completed. Roethlisberger has been talking about the progress of Heath Miller over the past several weeks, but gave some more news today that put a smile on the whole team’s face.
When being asked about Miller, Roethlisberger said: “We saw Heath Miller running today on the field, next to our practice and everybody just had this big smile on their face,” said Roethlisberger. “Coach Kirby told me, Hey Ben look over there, and we see Heath running like a 100-yard sprint and looking good running. It makes you feel all warm and bubbly inside, it was just great.”
From earlier reports, we knew that Miller was running before today, but the progress on a 100-yard sprint is great news, and the Steelers felt the same way. Miller, an underrated tight end who is predicated on technique and strength, is one of the only Steelers on the active roster to have two Super Bowls. Having him on the field is huge for the Steelers. The depth behind Miller is low with Matt Speath, David Johnson, and David Paulson. The team and his quarterback are rooting for Miller to be back on the field in week one.
“When he comes back, I expect Heath to come back stronger and better than ever,” Said Roethlisberger.
Miller tore his ACL in week 16 in a loss against the Cincinnati Bengals. Miller has been a big part of the success in Pittsburgh and Roethlisberger will be the first to say that.