NFL Betting - Steelers Sign Heath Miller to Extension

NFL betting news have shown that the World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers signed tight end Heath Miller to a contract extension that is expected to pay him $35.3 million over the next six years.

NFL odds on the Steelers have them as one of the Super Bowl favorites again in 2009 and Miller is an important part of their offense as he provides quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with a great safety valve option in the passing game and he is an excellent blocker for the running game.

NFL betting info shows that Miller had one year left on his five-year contract so it made sense for the Steelers to lock him up now.  Miller would have become an unrestricted free agent in March as NFL betting numbers indicate or he would have been a restricted free agent if there was no new collective bargaining agreement.

NFL betting experts believe that Miller is one of the best tight ends in the league.  The Steelers agree as Miller is considered a key player.  NFL odds show that he caught 48 passes for 514 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games last season as NFL betting statistics indicate. In the postseason of NFL odds he had 11 catches for 156 yards and one touchdown as NFL betting shows. In his career, Miller has 168 receptions for 1,932 yards and 21 TD’s. Those are regular season NFL betting stats.

The Steelers are getting set for an exciting NFL betting season. They open training camp today as NFL odds indicate and are getting most of their players into camp.  The Steelers signed first round pick Ziggy Hood as NFL betting info tells us and he will be in camp.  “It’s like a certain kind of pressure, a weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” said Hood. “Now I can fully concentrate on football and try to get better.” The Steelers are hoping that Hood can immediately play and make an impact on their defensive line. “After I get the first practice in, I might feel like an NFL player, but right now it just feels good to know everything else is taken care of, in terms of getting the contract done,” said Hood. “No stress through the whole ordeal, and now I can just go out and play.”

Pittsburgh didn’t make many NFL betting off-season changes so they are still considered one of the NFL betting favorites in 2009.