Big Lead Sports Bar

7/29/2009

UPDATED, WITH FINANCIALS: HEATH MILLER STAYS PUT



Wrapping up a whirlwind day of activity in Pittsburgh sports, the Steelers announced that TE Heath Miller has signed a six-year deal that will keep him in the black and gold until 2014. In his first four seasons, Miller has amassed 168 catches for 1,932 yards and 21 touchdowns, to go along with two shiny Super Bowl rings. One of the best all-around tight ends in the NFL, Miller was set to hit the free agent market after the 2009 season. Financial terms of the new deal are not yet available.

UPDATE:

The numbers are in, and Heath should be a very happy Miller. Six years, $35.3 million, with a $12.5 million signing bonus. That $5.88 million average puts Miller fifth among NFL tight ends, behind only Dallas Clark ($6.9 million annual average), Kellen Winslow II ($6.5), Tony Gonzalez ($6.25), and Daniel Graham ($6 million).

Miller signs six-year contract [Steelers.com]
Steelers, Miller agree to extension [PG]

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9 comments:

Brian said...

Heather Miller...he is always open!! Great news.

Corey said...

we needed some good news considering the pirates fire sale that is going on

Fonz @ UOS said...

Good maybe he can teach Spaeth how to block before 2014. Awesome news.

okel dokel said...

This is aome refreshing news. Soon it will be all Ben, all the time.

rjj130 said...

Thank baby Jebus for some good news this morning...

I think Pittsburgh could use some.

Jeff_King_Fan said...

who would Steelers fans rather play in this year's AFC title game: browns, ravens, or patriots?

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

I would like to get there first.

Jeff_King_Fan said...

yeah, i want the patriots too

Brian said...

Yeah, I meant Heath, not Heather. My bad...