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Steelers activate Heath Miller, cut Jonathan Dwyer

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The Steelers got a key part back Saturday, while making their 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 on the shelf since tearing his ACL last year, and he could still miss some time. But it wasn’t going to be worth the six-week wait of putting him on reserve/PUP.

The Steelers also released running back Jonathan Dwyer and punter Brian Moorman, and waived running back Alvester Alexander, defensive linemen Alameda Ta’amu and Brian Arnfelt, linebackers Alan Baxter, Terence Garvin, Marshall McFadden and Brian Rolle, wide receivers Justin Brown, Reggie Dunn and Kashif Moore, offensive linemen Mike Golic, Chris Hubbard, Joe Long and Joe Madsen, tight ends Jamie McCoy and Nathan Overbay, and defensive backs Terry Hawthorne, Devin Smith, Ross Ventrone and Josh Victorian.

Cutting Dwyer should be a sign that rookie running back Le’Veon Bell’s injury won’t keep him out too long, or that they saw something in recent trade acquisition Felix Jones.

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17 Responses to “Steelers activate Heath Miller, cut Jonathan Dwyer”
  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 31, 2013 4:17 PM

    Steelers suck
    Their team is depleted
    The only word that franchise knows
    Is the word defeated

  2. drewzducks says: Aug 31, 2013 4:21 PM

    The consensus opinion is that the Steelers are quickly becoming mediocre and irrelevant. A team that lost 8 games last year, four of which came to league heavyweights the Raiders, Chargers, Browns and Titans who combined for 22 wins. Lets hope Ben has better protection on Sundays than he has when he forces his way into the ladies room.

  3. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 31, 2013 4:28 PM

    The consensus opinion is that the Steelers are quickly becoming mediocre and irrelevant. A team that lost 8 games last year, four of which came to league heavyweights the Raiders, Chargers, Browns and Titans who combined for 22 wins. Lets hope Ben has better protection on Sundays than he has when he forces his way into the ladies room.

    Lets hope you stick to trolling steeler threads and don’t try bring anymore idiots like your self into this world. The Ben stuff is very passé .

  4. drewzducks says: Aug 31, 2013 4:32 PM

    allfoolalldrool…we’re all in agreement with your first paragraph.

  5. Deb says: Aug 31, 2013 4:33 PM

    YES!!!! Hey, I don’t care how sorry we looked in preseason. Heath is back. Hope is alive and football is on. It’s a good day!!

  6. 1mommicked1 says: Aug 31, 2013 4:36 PM

    lets see what the head coach an do with his current roster, compared to the roster he inherited when he became head coach.

  7. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 31, 2013 4:47 PM

    drewzducks | Aug 31, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT
    allfoolalldrool…we’re all in agreement with your first paragraph.

    Einstein I only had one paragraph so I am not impressed you agree…..you have already displayed your maturity level with the Ben quote……cut your losses and ssshhh skippy.

  8. teeroyb says: Aug 31, 2013 5:13 PM

    Dwyer was his own worst enemy. Kid would have made the 53 man roster if he could just hang on to the ball.

  9. jasjbb says: Aug 31, 2013 6:40 PM

    1mom: you may have the Post of the Day with that backhand to Tomlin’s forehead.

    Everyone knows Bill Cowher won two Super Bowl’s for the Stillers.

  10. finallythevoiceofreason says: Aug 31, 2013 8:33 PM

    drewzducks says: Aug 31, 2013 4:21 PM

    The consensus opinion is that the Steelers are quickly becoming mediocre and irrelevant. A team that lost 8 games last year, four of which came to league heavyweights the Raiders, Chargers, Browns and Titans who combined for 22 wins. Lets hope Ben has better protection on Sundays than he has when he forces his way into the ladies room.
    -
    (1) Your opinion is not the concensus
    (2) The Steelers beat the Bengals, Giants and Ravens on the road last year (Ravens with their 3rd QB) and they beat the Redskins in Pittsburgh
    (3) 6 of the 8 losses were by a combined 18 points with 3 in OT
    (4) The woman in GA followed Ben into the bathroom. He was in there first. Try again

  11. finallythevoiceofreason says: Aug 31, 2013 8:35 PM

    Cutting Dwyer over Redman is a shock. Dwyer got most of the preseason playing time and he actually looks lighter on his feet and shows better cutback ability. Jets or Giants will snag him up soon.

  12. ironman721 says: Aug 31, 2013 8:58 PM

    #1 D in all of football last year. If they stay healthy they will be fine. Here we go Steelers! Here we go!

  13. romoscollarbone says: Aug 31, 2013 9:10 PM

    Redman stays over Dwyer……baffling, one looks like a tailback and the other doesn’t.

  14. bengalguy says: Aug 31, 2013 10:32 PM

    Old slow team

  15. live4hockey says: Aug 31, 2013 11:54 PM

    Sorry but “defeated” is not the only word this franchise knows….you clearly forgot “6 Super Bowl victories”.

  16. alchemistcirca1979 says: Sep 1, 2013 12:12 AM

    Personally I’d take Redman over Dwyer.

    What annoys me about Dwyer is he waited until the Steelers drafted an RB in a high round before deciding to come to camp “In the best shape of his career”. He should have done that last season when the Steelers were desperate for a full time back.

    With Howlings and Bell the running back position is fine, and people forget Redman is a much better special team player than Dwyer.

  17. bobzilla1001 says: Sep 2, 2013 11:09 AM

    finallythevoice:
    What? Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and Steelers’ losses? You forgot to mentioned that 5 of their 8 wins were by a combined 19 points.
    They were 8-8 against the weakest schedule in the league. They played five games against teams that eventually fired their head coaches.
    And getting rid of the team’s most productive running back from a year ago makes zero sense.
    Terrible personnel decisions, mediocre drafts and an erosion of leadership have put the Steelers into a rapid free-fall.
    It’ll be interesting to see if Tomlin can dig his way out of this mess.

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