A sight for sore eyes, Von Miller is back and the timing couldn’t be better. Miller has quietly served his six-game suspension and is finally back at practice for the Denver Broncos. Miller said that the suspension “didn’t go by fast;” but as of this morning, Miller can head back to Dove Valley and continue what he does best.
During the six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Miller was not only restricted from playing in the Broncos regular season games, he wasn’t allowed to practice, he wasn’t allowed to attend home or away games, and he did not collect his paycheck.
If he wasn’t allowed to be with his team, what was Von Miller doing these past six weeks? Training. Miller has gained almost 20 pounds of muscle from his rookie season, weighing in at 262 pounds and 10 percent body fat. He insists that he’s in the best shape of his life and can “move like a wildcat.”
Miller will return to the Broncos for next Sunday night’s matchup against the Colts. The Colts could very well be sitting at 5-1 after tonight’s game against the Chargers and will be one of the biggest tests for the Denver Broncos in the first half of the season. If there is one team to end the Broncos’ undefeated streak before the bye week, it’s the Indianapolis Colts. Miller’s pass rush will be much needed against Andrew Luck and the balanced Colts offense.
Broncos’ fans are as happy as Miller to have him back on the field. Luckily, the team has gone undefeated in the six games without their star pass rusher, but can look to improve further on their stellar 2013 season.