After 11 seasons in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers Heath Miller has decided to retire. Miller was the first round pick of Steelers in the 2005 NFL Draft. For his career Miller had 592 receptions, 6,569 yards and 45 receiving touchdowns, and helped the team capture two Super Bowl titles. Miller informed the Steelers organization of his decision on Friday. Team president Art Rooney II released a statement confirming Miller’s decision.
” On behalf of the entire Steelers organization and Steelers Nation around the world, I would like to congratulate and thank Heath of his many contributions to the Steelers.” said Rooney via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Heath is the most accomplished tight end in team history and his efforts will not be soon forgotten.”
With Miller retiring this saves Steelers $4.4 million on their salary for the 2016 season. With multiple weapons on the offensive side of the football for Ben Roethlisberger it will be interesting to see how much emphasis the Steelers place on finding another security blanket for their aging quarterback.