When the news broke Monday of the severity of JuJu Smith-Schuster’s shoulder injury, the logical fan knew a move would be made sooner than later. And no, the move everyone is referencing isn’t the no-brainer of Smith-Schuster to Injured Reserve (IR), but the Steelers adding another receiver to help bolster the position.
Prior to the team’s Week 5 game vs. the Denver Broncos the Steelers signed Cody White to their 53-man roster, leaving a vacancy on their 16-man practice squad. White was activated due to the groin injury to James Washington, but will likely stay on the active roster for the foreseeable future.
But that doesn’t mean the Steelers won’t be adding to their receiver depth chart. In fact, the team is planning on working out former 2nd round draft pick Anthony Miller. This per Aditi Kinkhabwala and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
Miller was traded from the Chicago Bears to the Houston Texans this past offseason and appeared in two games for Houston before being released last week. He had five catches for 23 yards and a touchdown in those appearances.
Miller also had 134 catches for 1,564 yards and 11 touchdowns during his three seasons with the Bears, the team who drafted him in the 2018 NFL Draft. Could the 5’11” receiver find a home with the Steelers? If so, would it be on the active roster, or just to fill the vacancy on the practice squad?
UPDATE: According to Aaron Wilson, Miller would be signing with the Steelers to sign with their practice squad.
Anthony Miller didn't sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad after visiting them Monday, according to a league source, and instead he plans to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad @SportsTalk790— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 11, 2021
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