Steelers have to adjust without Heath Miller

December, 7, 2010
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will need to make a huge adjustment this week without starting tight end Heath Miller. He is one of the most underrated parts to Pittsburgh's offense and plays an important role in both the running and passing game.

Miller suffered a big hit by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain Sunday that caused a concussion and resulted in a $40,000 fine. Miller is listed as doubtful for Pittsburgh's upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals (2-10).

Steelers (9-3) backup tight end Matt Spaeth also missed the past two games with a concussion but has been cleared to practice. He would be Miller's top replacement and has five receptions for 49 yards this season. David Johnson, who had three receptions against Baltimore after Miller went down, also will get increased playing time.

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