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Draft Scout Von Miller News
07/24/14 - LB Von Miller isn't all the way back from a torn ACL, but he is close. He took part in the 7-on-7 periods of practice and was held out of team work, but that keeps him on schedule to play Week 1 against the Colts.
But just as important as his physical recovery is his mental and emotional one. His 2013 season was marred by an arrest and a six-game suspension for violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. He put on weight during his suspension, which appeared to slow him down; although he still generated consistent pressure, he failed to finish that with sacks as frequently as he did in 2012.
This offseason, he dropped some of that weight, bringing him closer to the 250-260-pound range, which is ideal.
"I feel good where I'm at. A Ferrari wasn't built to carry luggage to and from the airport. You just want to have light, streamlined. That's just what I was trying to get to," he said."Everything but the knee brace, I want to be streamlined, fast and quick."
Last year, he hoped playing at above 270 pounds would help him burst through opposing blockers. But it hindered his ability to get around them.
"I figured out when I was 280, 270 pounds, they're still going to hold you regardless. It's not like you're going to keep offensive linemen from holding you," he said. "So I might as well be at a weight we're I'm comfortable."
05/01/14 - LB Von Miller had his fifth-year option exercised by the Broncos.
The option would pay Miller a $9.754 million salary in 2015. The fifth-year salary is guaranteed only for injury, so the Broncos are protected against any off-field issues or a sudden drop in on-field performance.
Miller is coming back from last year's torn ACL suffered in Week 16. He was suspended six games to start the 2013 season due to his latest violation of the substance-abuse policy.
Miller saw his production drop in 2013 with only five sacks. He had 18.5 sacks in 2012 and 11.5 in 2011.
01/08/14 - LB Von Miller, who has been on injured reserve since Dec. 24, will have ACL surgery Wednesday.
ESPN.com reported that Miller's swelling has subsided enough for surgeons to go ahead with the operation.
Legwold reported that Miller, whose recovery is expected to take six to nine months, will travel to Florida, where the procedure will be performed by a surgeon in Dr. James Andrews' group.
Miller injured his right knee during the first quarter of the Broncos' 37-13 win over the Houston Texans on Dec. 22.
In nine games this season, Miller recorded five sacks. He posted a combined 30 sacks in the previous two seasons, making the Pro Bowl both times.
Miller was suspended the first six games of this season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and was arrested for missing court appearances for speeding violations.
12/26/13 - -- LB Von Miller's season officially ended Tuesday when the Broncos placed him on injured reserve. Miller tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the first quarter at Houston last Sunday. The Broncos hope he will be ready for training camp next July.
11/26/13 - LB/DE Von Miller had his best game since his return from a six-game suspension, sacking Tom Brady twice, forcing a fumble and returning another fumble 60 yards for a touchdown. Miller now has four sacks in five games.