Steelers Wednesday Practice Report: Miller is Keeping An Open Mind About Monday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for their Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The team, however, is not required to submit a participation injury report until Thursday, but several members of the media are reporting who did what in practice.

Tight end Heath Miller (knee) is moving ever so closer to returning as he told Scott Brown of that he did “a little bit of everything” during Wednesday’s practice. Miller did say he’s keeping an “open mind” about playing Monday night.

As expected, cornerback Cortez Allen (ankle) did not practice Wednesday and he remains very questionable to play Monday night after suffering an ankle injury in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that they will see where Allen is later in the week.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) arrived late to practice Wednesday, but did not say why he needed to be excused.

As expected running back Le’Veon Bell (foot) said he didn’t do anything in practice Wednesday, according to Brown. Bell is expected to be sidelined a few more weeks according to an earlier Wednesday report.

Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones confirmed to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider that he took first-team reps on Wednesday. Jones also told Wexell that it’s a good possibility he starts Monday night against the Bengals.

Running back Jonathan Dwyer, who was signed back to the roster on Monday, took snaps with the first-team offense Wednesday, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Hear that Redman…thats Jonathan Dwyer with a chip on his shoulder!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Looks like Dwyer might end up starting!

  • Jeff

    Is this actually GOOD news regarding the Steelers??? **knocks on wood**

  • Weiss Chad

    Please don’t rush Heath back as bad as we need him we definately can’t afford to lose him again once healthy.If you think he’s good to go give it an extra week

  • gene mann

    I agree no need to rush Health back

  • steeltown

    Boy, it would be nice to have Cortez Allen for this game


    To hear him even saying this week is possible is refreshing…I thought he was done when it 1st happened.

    I think a lot has to do with how they play this week…hard to imagine the OFC looking as ragged as they in gm 1, but if they lose and look bad on OFC again, they might try to get him back by the CHI or MIN gm.

    If they win vs CIN…maybe they try to get by w/o him for one maybe both those 2 games and bring Heath back against the Jets.