To enhance a large receivers corps coping with the lack of JuJu Smith-Schuster, the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday signed former Chicago Bears second-spherical pick Anthony Miller to their practice squad.

Miller, 27, had 134 catches for 1,564 yards and 11 touchdowns over his first three NFL seasons however caught solely 5 passes over two video games with the Houston Texans this 12 months earlier than being launched final week. In July, Houston traded for Miller by way of a swap of late-spherical picks.

The 5-foot-11, 199-pound Miller has labored virtually solely out of the slot over his profession. Smith-Schuster had been serving principally within the slot for the Steelers over the previous two seasons.

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Smith-Schuster will bear shoulder surgical procedure Wednesday and be positioned on injured reserve.

Also signed to the practice squad was defensive lineman Isaiah Mack, who appeared in 21 video games the previous two seasons with the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots.

The Steelers launched defensive lineman Eli Ankou from their practice squad.

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