Report: Denver’s Von Miller could be suspended for at least 6 games
All-Pro linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos might be facing a longer suspension than originally thought. ESPN reported he might have to sit out at least six games for violating the NFL’s drug-abuse policy.
The Associated Press
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – All-Pro linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos might be facing a longer suspension than originally thought.
ESPN reported Miller might have to sit out at least six games for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy. Previously, it was believed Miller was facing a monthlong suspension to start the 2013 season.
Miller had repeatedly expressed confidence he was going to successfully win an appeal of any pending penalty, insisting he had “done nothing wrong.” He is unlikely to go forward with such an appeal, ESPN reported.
Without definitive word from the league a suspension was forthcoming, the Broncos again had Miller line up with the rest of the first-team defense at practice.
Bills release Lindell
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Buffalo’s youth movement continued when the Bills released Rian Lindell, a former Seahawks and Washington State kicker.
Lindell, 36, the most accurate kicker in Buffalo history, was let go after 10 seasons with the Bills. His release means Florida State rookie Dustin Hopkins, 22, won the team’s kicking competition.
Lindell’s base salary was $2.1 million. Hopkins’ base salary is $405,000.
Lindell said he will try to find a job with another team.
LANDOVER, Md. – There were 15 penalties and seven turnovers, including a sequence of three giveaways in five plays.
What a mess it was when Washington beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-13 in an exhibition game.
Kirk Cousins, expected to be Washington’s backup quarterback, sprained his right foot early in the second quarter.
Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell, the second-round pick from Michigan State who was supposed to have the inside track on the up-for-grabs Steelers running-back job, hurt his right foot in the first quarter, another injury to go with the sore left knee that kept him out of the team’s exhibition opener.
Washington’s Rex Grossman took advantage of added playing time and completed 10 of 16 passes for 133 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger completed 5 of 6 passes for 66 yards before exiting.
• The New Orleans Saints have terminated the contracts of reserve quarterback Seneca Wallace, a former Seahawk, and receivers Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton,
Wallace had been competing with Luke McCown to back up Drew Brees.
• In a swap of former first-round draft choices, the Kansas City Chiefs traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin to the San Francisco 49ers for fellow wideout A.J. Jenkins.