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According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers likely have tight end Heath Miller follow the same plan they used last season for Rashard Mendenhall, when he came back from ACL surgery. Miller remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list after having offseason surgery to repair three ligament tears in his knee, including the anterior cruciate ligament. The Steelers have not set a timetable for his return, but he appears to be on a schedule similar to the one Rashard Mendenhall was on in 2012 when he came back from offseason ACL surgery. The plan right now is for Miller to be taken off the PUP list prior to the start of the regular season. If all goes according to plan, the Steelers will take Miller off the PUP list before the start of the regular season and have him practice for three weeks before activating him and deciding when to let him play in a game. If they do not take him off the PUP list before they finalize their 53-man roster, Miller cannot return until the seventh week of the regular season. The Steelers did that last year with Mendenhall. They took him off the PUP list in training camp, but he didn’t play until the fourth game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The team also had a bye week in between. This year, the Steelers bye comes the week after their fourth game in London against the Minnesota Vikings. So it is conceivable Miller will return at least by the Oct. 13 game against the New York Jets, if all goes well. Mendenhall played very well in his first game back last season, but ended up suffering leg injuries that altered his season. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Steelers plan on removing Heath Miller from the PUP list before the regular season appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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