The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking WR Anthony Miller into the offseason and signed him to a Reserve/Futures deal on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
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It’s likely to be a veterans benefits contract, which would carry a base salary of $1.035 million, but only a maximum charge of $825,000.
Miller was signed to the Steelers’ practice squad on Oct. 12 after injuries devastated the wide receiver room. He spent most of the year on the taxi team, appearing in only one regular season game. That came in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals, recording 25 offensive snaps, catching a pass for two yards on a blown third-down conversion.
Miller, 27, is a former second-round pick by the Chicago Bears. Chicago traded him to the Houston Texans in the summer of 2021. There he appeared in two games, catching seven passes for 23 yards and a touchdown. He was released in early October.
Assuming you’ve made it through this coming summer, you’ll be out there looking for a spot on the list. Possible free agency departures from WR James Washington and JuJu Smith-Schuster could help create an opportunity for Miller. However, Pittsburgh is likely to add receiving help in the offseason.