Von Miller | LB | Denver Broncos
Posted: 7/23/2014 9:51pm et
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (knee) will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and he has been cleared for limited work.
Huddle Up: Expect the Broncos to bring Miller along slowly, but the good news here is that he's off the PUP and at least participating in practice.
Posted: 6/12/2014 8:47pm et
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (knee) has looked surprisingly strong during the team's offseason practices. Miller has done a lot of research and reading on ACL surgeries and is modeling his return after Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's. He is participating at full speed in drills, although he still isn't playing 11-on-11 plays. Miller will be examined in a few weeks by Dr. James Andrews and hopes to be cleared for limited contact by the first or second week of training camp. He expects to be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Even with the numerous, headline-making offseason acquisitions, the Broncos' hopes for a stronger defense center around a return to form from Miller, who had only 34 total tackles and 5 sacks in 9 games last season.
Posted: 5/1/2014 11:39pm et
The Denver Broncos picked up the fifth-year option on LB Von Miller's contract. The option is expected to pay Miller $9.754 million in 2015.
Huddle Up: Between a league suspension and a knee injury, Miller and the Broncos are chalking up his 2013 campaign as a lost season. They're now looking for the next 2 years to be along the lines of his 2 seasons (30 sacks, 9 forced fumbles).
Posted: 4/15/2014 4:06pm et
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller said his surgically repaired knee is feeling good and hopes to play better than he did before he suffered his injury. 'I'm a 100 percent positive I'll be able to come back not only be the same Von, (but) I got to be better. You come back and be the same guy it's like you go 'it's the same Von again' and I got to be better,' Miller said.
Huddle Up: Miller, who recorded 30 sacks and forced 9 fumbles in his first 2 seasons, has shed the extra 20 pounds that many feel hampered his play last season, and a healthy return could give the Broncos perhaps the league's best pass-rushing 1-2 punch with the signing of DeMarcus Ware.
Posted: 2/25/2014 2:34pm et
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said LB Von Miller grew up a lot this past year while dealing with a six-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy and then suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in December. 'He's done a tremendous job of doing the right things and everything he's supposed to be doing. So hopefully he can continue to do that, because we'd love Von to be back to the Von we know he can be,' Elway said.
Huddle Up: Miller, who had a combined 32 sacks and 9 forced fumbles over his first 2 seasons, saw those numbers fall to 5 and 3 in 9 games during his truncated 2013 campaign. He's certainly a prime bounce-back candidate, but keep in mind his ACL tear didn't happen until Week 16, and his recovery might hinder his early-season production this coming fall.
Posted: 1/7/2014 7:29pm et
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (knee) will undergo surgery to fix the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Wednesday, Jan. 8, and his recovery is expected to take between six and nine months. He has been wearing a brace on his knee for support recently and has been receiving treatment at the team's facility since he suffered the injury. The surgery will be performed by a surgeon in Dr. James Andrews' group. Miller didn't suffer any damage to any other ligament in his knee. He's expected to miss the team's offseason program and likely some of training camp.
Huddle Up: Miller didn't go down until Week 16, and it's far from a stretch to think he won't miss -- or least be limited in -- the first half of the regular season. Definitely keep that in mind when putting together your 2014 IDP draft board.
Posted: 12/25/2013 12:29am et
The Denver Broncos placed LB Von Miller (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 24, and signed free-agent LB Brandon M. Marshall (Jaguars) in a corresponding move.
Huddle Up: Miller's season ends where it began -- with the LB on the shelf. In between, he produced only 5 sacks and 34 total tackles in 9 games.
Posted: 12/23/2013 3:42pm et
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (knee) tore his acute cruciate ligament and is done for the year.
Huddle Up: This is a huge blow for the Denver defense. The Broncos play the Raiders on the road this week, which could turn into a bit of a shootout.
Posted: 10/14/2013 6:40pm et
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is back with the team after serving a six-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He'll practice with the team for the first time Wednesday, Oct. 16, and is expected to make his season debut in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. Miller is subject to up to 10 drug tests a month and will remain in Stage 3 of the league's substance-abuse policy for the remainder of his career.
Huddle Up: This should be a big boost to a defense that has been sagging lately. It should also be a big boost to your fantasy team.
Posted: 9/11/2013 12:11pm et
Updating an earlier report, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to suspend Denver Broncos LB Von Miller for violating the personal conduct policy after his recent traffic violations. Multiple sources said they believed Miller had been cited after he had returned from meeting with NFL Players Association officials about his suspension.
Huddle Up: Miller's IDP owners can't be happy about the possibility of a longer league-imposed vacation for him; however, if it means the Broncos have to keep putting up 40-plus points on an every-week basis there are plenty of Peyton Manning owners smiling a little on the inside.
Posted: 9/9/2013 9:59am et
The Denver Broncos will reclaim $1.25 million of signing bonus money from LB Von Miller by withholding the money from his paychecks.
Huddle Up: Looks like Miller will have his wages garnishied. Perhaps it will contribute to a very angry Miller being unleashed on the league in a little over a month.
Posted: 8/20/2013 5:50pm et
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller was suspended six games on Tuesday, Aug. 20 for violating the league's substance-abuse program.
Huddle Up: The league reportedly sought a longer suspension after the LB is said to have failed to comply with a testing proceedure, but Miller and his reps will settle for less than half the season. That still leaves his IDP owners and the Broncos in a big-time bind, though, and both are going to have to find other options for the season's first month and a half. The Broncos' D/ST, which finished third among fantasy units and tied for the league lead with 52 sacks, should definitely be on the move down your draft board.
Posted: 8/19/2013 12:28pm et
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is likely to receive at least a six-game suspension, as early as Monday, Aug. 19, for violating the league's substance-abuse program. Miller's representatives are negotiating in an attempt to reduce his suspension to four games. Miller is not likely to appeal.
Huddle Up: This sounds like a worst-case scenario for the Broncos, as initial reports indicated Miller was looking at a four-game suspension that could be reduced to two. Now the Broncos may be without Miller for the first six weeks, taking a big bite out of a Denver pass rush that already lost Elvis Dumervil to free agency.
Posted: 8/16/2013 12:33am et
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is headed back to Denver after meeting with the players association regarding his appealed four-game suspension. He is expected to play in the team's second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: A final decision on the appeal still might not come for a week or 2, but those counting on Miller in IDP leagues are best advised to make other LB lineup plans over the first quarter of the season.