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Steelers tight end Miller says he’s retiring

AP

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller retired in typically understated fashion Friday. It ended an 11-year career featuring a pair of NFL championships while winning over his teammates and an ardent fan base with his work ethic and reliability.

No news conference. Just a call to the Steelers and a simple statement.

“I will always cherish and value the special bonds that I formed with my teammates,” Miller wrote. “It was truly an honor for me to take the field with them.”

The 33-year-old finishes with 592 career receptions, 6,569 yards receiving and 45 touchdowns, all franchise marks for a tight end. His reception total is sixth most by a tight end in league history.