8 receivers the Steelers must sign to replace Smith-Schuster

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11). Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11). Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Houston Texans wide receiver Anthony Miller (17) Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers should sign Miller

While Tate is the most established veteran that would still be effective in multiple aspects of the game, the receiver the Steelers should sign to replace Smith-Schuster has to be Anthony Miller. The Bears and Texans castoff now finds himself on the Jaguars’ practice squad. A talented receiver, Johnson has struggled with some more of the mental aspects of the game.

The Bears traded him for a late-round pick to the Texans late in the offseason. He only lasted two weeks there before he was released. While his track record hasn’t been great as of late, at one point in time Miller was considered a rising player in the league. He still has that same talent, and a team like the Steelers that get a lot out of their receivers could be enough to revitalize his career.

Adding to his value is his age. Miller is only 27 years old and can still be developed at this point. The Steelers would be wise to give him another shot and to use him in place of the now injured Smith-Schuster. He would be the best natural slot receiver on the roster for them and would keep the team’s receiving options deep.

Miller has all the traits to succeed, so the Steelers would be wise to add him with their new need at receiver. Add in the team bringing him in for a visit and all signs point to Miller being the most likely addition.

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The loss of Smith-Schuster is an unfortunate one, but the team can overcome this from their current stable of receivers and by adding another to keep this group deep. These eight names make the most sense for the team given their needs and the potential that each of these players possess.