Heath Miller's surgically repaired right knee is good to go. Jonathan Dwyer's slimmed down body, not so much.
The Pittsburgh Steelers activated Miller, their two-time Pro Bowl tight end, off the physically unable to perform list on Saturday, clearing the way for Miller to play in the season opener against Tennessee on Sept. 8.
Miller tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee last December against Cincinnati.
He hinted last week he was close to a return, a major boost for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers try to bounce back from an 8-8 season.
The 30-year-old Miller caught a team-high 71 passes for 819 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012.
His presence takes some of the pressure off second-year tight end David Paulson, who has emerged as a legitimate receiving threat during the preseason but remains a work in progress when called on to block.
Dwyer led the Steelers with 623 yards rushing a year ago and entered training camp in a thr...