Miller, 31, will be entering the final year of his contract, and as things stand right now he counts $9.5 million against the 2014 salary cap.
Pittsburgh seems to have cap issues each and every as year their solution remains to renegotiate contracts while pushing guaranteed payments further down the road. According to Overthecap.com, the Steelers are projected to be in red by $12.47 million dollars. Restructuring Miller’s contract would likely cut that $9.5 million cap figure in half while keeping him team control for the foreseeable future.
Miller suffered a serious knee injury that included multiple ligament tears, but he managed to return in time for the 2013 season and was clearly the Steelers best tight end. He finished the season with 58 passes for 593 yards and one touchdown.
Pro Football Focus has Miller rated as the No. 51 tight end out of 64 qualifying players.