Broncos coach John Fox said Wednesday that linebacker Von Miller will be taking repetitions with the first team in training camp despite facing a four-game suspension to start the season. Although linebacker D.J. Williams was moved to the second team while his suspension was pending last season Fox said he has no plans to move Miller until he hears more definite news about the suspension. "Right now there is no penalty to my knowledge" Fox said. "He'll get every rep with the first team until we hear something differently." Miller who made his first public appearance since news broke that he was appealing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL drug policy repeatedly declined to discuss specifics of the case citing confidentiality and the ongoing appeal process. Earlier this week The Denver Post received documentation stating Miller had multiple positive tests for marijuana and an undisclosed amphetamine during his rookie season of 2011. Miller said the NFLPA's statement that this was not a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy was accurate. When asked if smoking marijuana was part of his lifestyle Miller responded "Absolutely not." Fox said that he has not discussed what the team would do if Miller were unavailable for the first four games and declined to say whether he had discussed the situation with the team. "We've got a lot of good players who went through the last five weeks and conducted themselves very positively" Fox said. "The conversations we have will probably stay in that room."
Broncos' Von Miller to play with first team while suspension appealed
Denver Post | Jul 25