Steelers tight end Heath Miller, who experienced a concussion in Pittsburgh’s win over the Ravens two weeks ago, missed practice today after having headaches. Miller had already been cleared to play and practiced yesterday, and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is still “hopeful” that Miller can play against the Jets. The Trib points out that this is similar to what happened when Ben Roethlisberger had a concussion last year:
After getting knocked out of a game with a concussion, Roethlisberger was cleared to play the following week in Baltimore.
Dennis Dixon, however, started against the Ravens as the Steelers sat Roethlisberger as a precaution after he experienced exercise-induced headaches.
James Harrison (who is sick) and Troy Polamalu (ankle) also sat out today. Hopefully neither is anything to worry about. There are three more days for Harrison to recover. Polamalu has been skipping practice routinely in the past few weeks, but obviously he has been fine for the games.