The Pittsburgh Steelers received some tough news to start the week regarding two veterans. Both safety Karl Joseph and wide receiver Anthony Miller are out for the season, reported Dale Lolley from DK Pittsburgh Sports on Tuesday.
The injuries for Karl Joseph (ankle) and Anthony Miller (shoulder) are season-ending. Tough break for Miller, who was on pace to make the 53-man roster.— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) August 16, 2022
On the defensive side of the ball, the news isn’t likely to impact the team’s plans all that much. Karl Joseph had an uphill battle to make the roster over the likes of Damontae Kazee, Tre Norwood, and other potential backup safeties.
However, Anthony Miller’s reunion with Mitchell Trubisky was going quite well. The 27-year-old wide receiver put together a strong training camp that earned him a spot on most 53-man roster projections.
Once a second-round pick, this appeared to be one of the best situations Miller has found himself in throughout his young career. Miller was listed as a second-team wide receiver in the Steelers’ unofficial depth chart and was a virtual roster lock before sustaining a shoulder injury prior to the preseason opener.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports there’s a slim chance Miller returns late in the season as JuJu Smith-Schuster did. However, he insists that’s unlikely.
Miller’s injury could open up an extra spot on the roster for younger receivers like Gunner Olszewski, whose stock has also risen in camp.
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