Von Miller Will Start vs. Colts After Serving 6-Game Suspension
The Broncos' official Twitter account confirms:
The #Broncos have waived WR Tavarres King and activated LB Von Miller to the 53-man active roster.— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) October 19, 2013
The Denver Post's Mike Klis reports that the team waived wide receiver Tavarres King in order to make room for Miller:
Broncos waive WR Tavarres King - activate Von Miller— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 19, 2013
Miller is returning from a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The suspension was only the beginning of Miller's off-the-field problems, though. Prior to the start of the season, Miller was busted for driving without a license and speeding.
Then, last month it was confirmed that Miller attempted to corrupt the league's drug-testing program before being caught.
With all of those issues now behind him, Denver will be ecstatic to have Miller back wreaking havoc on defense. The 24-year-old recorded 18.5 sacks and forced half a dozen fumbles last season. Miller is sure to provide the Broncos defense with a huge pass-rushing boost, which will improve the unit's overall performance against the pass.
The Broncos rank 32nd in the league in fewest passing yards allowed and 11th in most sacks with 17 coming into Week 7.
Does Von Miller make the Broncos the favorite to win it all?
Miller will also be able to hold his own in the running game as well. According to USA Today's Lindsay H. Jones, Miller has packed on close to 15 pounds of muscle since last season, taking full advantage of his six-game suspension.
With a stronger and rested Miller ready to suit up, the Broncos have to be considered one of, if not the favorite to win it all this year. With Peyton Manning and the offense putting up 44 points per game, the addition of Miller on the defensive edge could be the piece that puts Denver over the top.
Miller and the Broncos will be in Indianapolis for Sunday Night Football this weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
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