Tight end Heath Miller is expected to participate in Pittsburgh Steelers practice this week, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday.
Miller is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery and did not participate in the preseason. He tore all three ligaments in his knee (ACL, MCL, PCL) and had surgery in January.
Miller led the Steelers with 71 receptions in 2012 before his Week 15 injury, but Tomlin said Tuesday that no one should expect Miller to "step out of the a phone booth wearing a cape."
He participated in a full pads practice last Wednesday.
The Steelers also expect rookie running back Le'Veon Bell to increase his activity. Bell is unlikely to play Sunday night against the Bears but is progressing from a foot injury.
Tomlin said rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (heel) and defensive end Brett Keisel (calf) should be able to participate in practice and play Sunday despite minor injuries Monday at Cincinnati.