LATROBE, Pa — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Anthony Miller has been placed in reserve for injuries and out for a year after sustaining a shoulder injury in training for the team’s first game.
The 27-year-old Miller showed himself well in training camp and he especially showed good chemistry with quarterback Mitch Trubisky, with whom he played three seasons in Chicago. Miller did not play in the Steelers’ preseason win against Seattle and was spotted with a brace and immobilizer on his shoulder and arm after the game.
Miller appeared to have an inside track to a roster spot in a competitive wide reception room that also included Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson.
Initially drafted in the second round by the Bears in 2018, Miller was traded to the Houston Texans before last season, but was released by Houston after playing in two games. He was then signed by the Steelers to their exhibition squad. Miller made his only appearance in a game for Pittsburgh in a Week 12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Steelers also put safety Karl Joseph on IR on Tuesday, who injured his foot in practice last week and was in a walking boot, using a scooter to keep his weight off.