The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that long-time TE Heath Miller has retired from the NFL.
Tom Pelissero points out that the Steelers will pick up $4 million cap space following Miller’s decision to call it a career. Pittsburgh will also carry $3.18 million in dead money for the 2016 season.
Miller, 33, was entering the final year of his three-year, $14.02 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $4 million for the 2016 season.
Pittsburgh used their first-round pick on Miller back in 2005 and he wound up playing 11 seasons for them, helping them win two Super Bowl titles.
Miller finishes his career with 592 receptions for 6,569 yards receiving and 45 touchdowns for the Steelers.He was also selected to two Pro Bowls.