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Former Steelers WR Signs with Colts



Steelers WR Anthony Miller
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Anthony Miller at practice, Oct. 14, 2021. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Anthony Miller has signed with the Indianapolis Colts practice squad, according to a report by Jordan Schultz.

Miller, 29, has been a free agent since the Steelers released him after minicamp on June 20.

Miller joined the Steelers in 2021, playing in one game as a practice squad elevation. He re-signed with the team in 2022 and was in the midst of a strong training camp when an injury during practice on Aug. 11 ended his season.

The Steelers brought Miller back again on a one-year contract for 2023, and he was expected to compete to be the starting slot wide receiver. But the team traded for Allen Robinson II to fill that role just before the 2023 NFL Draft. 

Then, Miller dealt with a hamstring injury throughout OTAs and minicamp, severely limiting his availability throughout the programs, and second-year receiver Calvin Austin III seemed to entrench himself as the team’s fourth wide receiver. As a result, Miller was released.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – DECEMBER 27: Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Anthony Miller (17) during the game between the Chicago Bears and the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 27, 2020 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire)

Miller was a second-round pick of the Chicago Bears in the 2018 NFL Draft and spent his first three NFL seasons in Chicago, where he caught passes from current Steelers backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky and played with wide receiver Allen Robinson.

With the Bears from 2018-20, Miller played in 47 games and made 17 starts. He caught 134 passes for 1,564 yards and 11 touchdowns, while averaging 7.3 yards per target. In 2021, Miller was traded from the Bears to the Houston Texans in July. He played in two games with Houston, making five catches for 23 yards and a touchdown before he was released on caught on with Pittsburgh.

The Steelers are scheduled to make the trek to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to face to the Colts for the second straight season on Dec. 16.