Just a few months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL, Von Miller is already participating in drills for the Denver Broncos.
Troy Renck of The Denver Post noted the star pass-rusher's recent progress:
Von Miller participating in drills at OTAs. Another sign of his progress— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) May 28, 2014
Lindsay Jones of USA Today provided more details on Miller's activity at practice:
#broncos Chris Harris, Von Miller, Kevin Vickerson out here but not in any team drills. Von did individual drills.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) May 28, 2014
Mike Klis of The Denver Post also was impressed with what he saw:
Von Miller moving well through position drills— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 28, 2014
Miller needed surgery in the beginning of January after injuring his right knee in Week 16 against the Houston Texans. The recovery was expected to take between six and eight months.
Despite a down year in 2013, the linebacker is still considered one of the top pass-rushers in the NFL. He finished with 18.5 sacks in 2012 and has 35 total in his three-year career.
After Denver decided to pick up his option for 2015, Miller explained, "I mean, I'm 25 years old. I'm hoping that my coming years are better than my first two," via the Associated Press (h/t Fox Sports).
The Broncos added veteran DeMarcus Ware in the offseason to add to the pass rush regardless of whether Miller plays, but the defense will be that much better with its most talented player.
Renck pointed out at the time how good the duo can be:
If Miller is capable of starting the season on the field, it will give the squad a good chance to return to the Super Bowl.
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