Heath Miller on track to return Sunday against Jets
Tight end Heath Miller is on track to return to action Sunday after missing the Steelers' 23-7 win against the Bengals with a concussion.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today that Miller has passed a series of neurological tests and that the sixth-year veteran “has absolutely no symptoms” from the concussion he sustained in a Dec. 5 game at Baltimore.
Miller, Tomlin said, will be a full participant in practice tomorrow. Barring a setback Miller will play in the Steelers' 4:15 p.m. game against the Jets.
Among the players that may be limited in practice this week because of injuries are right tackle Flozell Adams (ankle), strong safety Troy Polamalu (ankle), cornerbacks Bryant McFadden (hamstring) and Anthony Madison (knee contusion) and linebacker Keyaron Fox (hyperextended elbow).
“We're not in too bad of shape,” Tomlin said at his weekly news conference.
Tomlin said he is pleased with the progress injured defensive end Aaron Smith is making.
Smith, who sustained a partially torn triceps October, has started lifting weights again though he is not expected to return until the playoffs.
“We're still optimistic about him potentially joining us at some point,” Tomlin said.
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