Pittsburgh Steelers WR Anthony Miller out for season due to shoulder injury

LATROBE, Pa — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Anthony Miller has been placed on injured reserve and is out for the year after sustaining a shoulder injury in practice before the team’s first preseason game.

Miller, 27, had a good showing in training camp, and he especially displayed good chemistry with quarterback Mitch Trubisky, with whom he played in Chicago for three seasons. Miller didn’t play in the Steelers’ preseason win against Seattle and was spotted with a brace and immobilizer on his shoulder and arm after the game.

Miller seemed to have an inside track to a roster spot in a competitive wide receiver room that also includes Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson.

Initially drafted in the second round by the Bears in 2018, Miller was traded to the Houston Texans before last season but was released by Houston after playing in two games. He was then signed by the Steelers to their practice squad. Miller made his only appearance in a game for Pittsburgh in a Week 12 loss to Cincinnati Bengals.

The Steelers also on Tuesday put safety Karl Joseph on IR, he injured his foot in practice last week and has been in a walking boot, using a scooter to keep his weight off of it.