Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning a visit from free agent wide receiver Anthony Miller on Tuesday, according to a report by the NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala.

The move comes in direct response to the dislocated shoulder wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster sustained in Sunday’s 27:19 win over the Denver Broncos, an injury that is likely to require surgery and one four-month recovery period, per ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The painful injury, which required hospitalization after Sunday’s game, ends Smith-Schuster’s season and perhaps his Steelers career.

The 24-year-old Wideout is on a $ 8 million one-year contract this season and will be an unrestricted free agent in early 2022.

In his 63 games with the Steelers, Smith-Schuster has 323 receptions for 3,855 yards and 26 touchdown catches. But that season he only posted 15 catches for 129 yards, and his only score came on a lavish game.

As for Miller, the 5-foot-11 receiver has been in the league since 2018 when the Chicago Bears designed it to rank 51st overall at the University of Memphis.

The 27-year-old had a promising first season in Chicago, starting a total of 11 games and having 85 receptions for 1,079 yards and nine touchdown receptions, according to the Pro Football Reference. But his Bears career was marked by inconsistency – both on his part and the Bears quarterbacks’ part – and he also admitted having a strained relationship with the Chicago coaches.

That explains why the Bears traded him to the Texans in July 2021, after a year in which he caught 49 passes for 485 yards and two touchdowns – a season that ended with him out of Chicago’s post-season loss to New Orleans was excluded for putting Saints on the defensive back CJ Gardner-Johnson.

Apparently, however, Miller didn’t impress the Houston coaches as he played in two games (with one start) – recording five catches for 23 yards and one touchdown – before he was released on October 6. All told, he has 49 games of NFL experience, with 139 career receptions for 1,587 yards.

He also had a stellar 38-game college career, making 238 catches for 3,590 yards and 37 touchdowns and recording at least one reception in every game he played. The Memphis native dropped out of school with career, single-season, and single-game records for catches, yards, and touchdown catches. Additionally, he was a consensus All-American in 2017 and became the first non-specialist to win that honor for the Tigers. That year he broke his own school records in a single season for catches (96), yards (1,462) and touchdowns (18).

According to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson: Miller was visiting with the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 11, but now he plans to sign with Pittsburgh’s training team instead.

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In other transactional news dated October 11th, the Jacksonville Jaguars Approved Ex-Steelers running back Wendell Smallwood.

Jacksonville added Smallwood to its training roster on October 6th. The former Philadelphia Eagles five-round pick signed with the Steelers on July 28, 2020 and spent most of the 2020 season on the team’s training roster. Season game.

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