Pittsburgh Steelers’ Anthony Miller to miss season due to shoulder injury
The Pitssburgh Steelers just lost a potential receiver on the roster who had a good playing connection with QB Mitch Trubisky.
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Anthony Miller sustained a shoulder injury in practice leading up to Saturday’s preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks, and it’s much more serious than expected.
The 27-year-old was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, and is set to miss the season.
Miller was fighting for a roster spot, especially with his playing experience alongside quarterback Mitch Trubisky. The two played three seasons together (2018-2020( with the Chicago Bears after Miller was chosen as a second-round pick in 2018.
In 47 games, Miller caught 134 passes for 1,564 yards and 11 touchdowns (17 starts) for Chicago. He split for two games last season with the Houston Texans, and one with the Steelers- six catches for 25 yards.
Miller was not the only player with a season-ending injury this week. Safety Karl Joseph was also placed on IR with a foot injury.
Following his injury, the 28-year-old, who was a first-round pick (14th overall) in 2016 by the Raiders, sported a walking boot. In 65 games, Joseph has 305 tackles, five interceptions and five fumbles recoveries.
Despite the unfortunate events, the Steelers have a lot of movement going on. On Tuesday, Pittsburgh signed guard William Dunkle, and waived defensive tackle Doug Costin, offensive tackle Jake Dixon, punter Cameron Nizialek and center Chris Owens.
Dunkle, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles in June, received multiple All-American honors last season.