December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) runs after a pass reception as Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Chris Crocker (left) defends during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Cincinnati Bengals won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

AFC North: Steelers activate Heath Miller, cut Jonathan Dwyer


The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of surprising moves today regarding their final player cuts

They activated tight end Heath Miller from the physically unable to perform list, meaning he passed his physical and is eligible to begin practicing. Miller’s been out since tearing his ACL last year in Week 16 vs the Cincinnati Bengals, and most believe he’ll miss at least the first two weeks of the regular season, if not, longer.

By activating him, that meant they had to cut one more player, and that ended up being their starting running back from a season ago in Jonathan Dwyer.

After initial reports about the severity of rookie running back Le’Veon Bell’s sprained foot put his timeline for recovery at six to eight weeks, Dwyer was viewed as a lock to make the roster, so maybe this means Bell is ahead of that timetable and will be on the field sooner than expected.

 

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