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Steelers activate TE Miller, release RB Dwyer and K Moorman

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Tight end Heath Miller was activated from the physically unable to perform list by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, according to

Miller apparently passed his physical exam and is eligible to begin practicing. As a result, he will likely make the 53-man season-opening roster.

Miller missed most of last season after tearing his ACL. While he's not quite 100 percent, the Steelers likely activated him so they wouldn't have to move him to the six-week IR/physically unable to perform list to start the season.

The Steelers also released running back Jonathan Dwyer and punter Brian Moorman. Dwyer's release means injured running back Le'Veon Bell won't be an extended absence, and recent trade acquisition Felix Jones has impressed Steelers coaches, PFT reported.

The Steelers also waived several players, including running back Alvester Alexander; defensive linemen Alameda Ta'amu and Brian Arnfelt; linebackers Alan Baxter, Terence Garvin, Marshall McFadden and Brian Rolle; wide receivers Justin Brown, Reggie Dunn and Kashif Moore; offensive linemen Mike Golic (son of former NFL defensive lineman and current ESPN Radio personality Mike Golic Sr.), Chris Hubbard, Joe Long and Joe Madsen; tight ends Jamie McCoy and Nathan Overbay; and defensive backs Terry Hawthorne, Devin Smith, Ross Ventrone and Josh Victorian.

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