Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller
put in a third consecutive full practice on Friday, increasing the 2012 Pro
Bowl selection's chances of making his season debut in this weekend's game
Miller spent the entire preseason on the active/physically unable to perform
list and sat out Pittsburgh's first two regular-season games while recovering
from a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. The ninth-year veteran suffered the
injury in the 2012 finale against Cincinnati last December.
The 30-year-old is coming off a strong 2012 campaign in which he set career
bests for receiving yards (816) and touchdown catches (8) while coming up with
71 receptions. His anticipated return should provide a boost to a
Pittsburgh offense that's managed just 19 points in the team's two losses to
begin the season.
Pittsburgh also got good news on the status of rookie running back Le'Veon
Bell. The second-round draft pick, who sprained his foot during the preseason
and also missed the first two weeks, practiced fully for a second straight day
on Friday. Bell is still listed questionable for Sunday's matchup, however,
and it's uncertain as to whether he'll be active.
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