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Pittsburgh Steelers Tight End Heath Miller Retires

The Steelers' franchise leading tight end in receiving yards retired after his eleventh season.

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Heath Miller announced his retirement today, per Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Miller's retirement concludes the career of arguably the best tight end in the history of the Steelers' franchise. His 592 receptions for 6569 yards are both records for the tight end position in Pittsburgh.

Miller was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh, making him part of both of the Super Bowl teams of the 2000's for the Steelers. As the second-to-last first round selection of Bill Cowher's tenure, he was one of the few remaining key players left over from the Super Bowl XL championship team outside of Ben Roethlisberger.

His departure leaves a whole in the Steelers' roster at the tight end position with only Matt Spaeth and Jesse James as the only other primary options with experience.