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Broncos SLB Von Miller (knee) has been cleared for limited work, and will avoid opening camp on the active/PUP list.

The Broncos will ease Miller back in after he tore his right ACL in Week 16. The Broncos will keep him away from contact until the third preseason game, at the earliest. Barring setbacks, Miller will be on the field for the opener. He slimmed down in the offseason and is fully committed to a bounce-back season. With DeMarcus Ware opposite him, Miller should easily post double-digit sacks.

Von Miller LB DEN 1 Month

Broncos SLB Von MIller (ACL) says he's modeling his rehab after Adrian Peterson's.

"I'm looking at the Adrian Peterson story every single day," Miller said. "It's motivation for me." Although Miller has been sitting out of 11-on-11s this offseason, he's going "full speed" in individual and position drills. He could open camp on the active/PUP list, but barring a setback, will be ready for Week 1.

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Broncos SLB Von Miller has shed weight after playing at 270 pounds in 2013.

Miller played in the 255-pound range the first two seasons of his career. He called the weight gain "an experiment" that didn't quite pan out. Miller registered just five sacks across nine games following a six-game suspension. Miller then tore his ACL in December. He's back to being fully committed to football and is a strong candidate to bounce back in a big way with DeMarcus Ware rushing the passer opposite him. Miller hopes to be ready Week 1.

Von Miller LB DEN 2 Months

Broncos SLB Von Miller (ACL surgery) is participating in individual drills at Organized Team Activities.

Miller has not yet been medically cleared for team drills, but it's a good sign that he's able to participate at all after tearing his right ACL last Week 16. Miller is on track to start in Week 1. He has 35 sacks in 40 career games.

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Broncos exercised SLB Von Miller's fifth-year club option for 2015.

Von Miller LB DEN 3 Months

Von Miller (ACL tear) said he'd "feeling good" and remains on schedule with his rehab.

Miller underwent surgery on Jan. 9. "With today's medicine and what's going on now like ACL, it's really not as serious as it used to be," he said. "I'm a 100 percent positive I'll be able to come back not only be the same Von, (but) I got to be better." Miller and DeMarcus Ware have the potential to form the league's most dangerous pass-rushing duo.

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The Broncos are expected to exercise SLB Von Miller's fifth-year option for 2015 by the May 3 deadline.

Doing so would keep Miller under Denver's control for the next two seasons at a total cost of $12.993 million, a bargain rate if Miller can rediscover his pre-2013 form. Miller tore his right ACL in Week 16 last season and underwent surgery on January 9. It's unclear whether he'll be medically cleared by Week 1.

Von Miller LB DEN 7 Months

Broncos OLB Von Miller underwent surgery on his torn right ACL Thursday.

As previously reported, Miller is facing a 6-9 month recovery timeline. That's just a vague estimate before Miller gets back on the practice field. He'll almost certainly begin training camp on the reserve/PUP list, and is highly questionable for Week 1.

Von Miller LB DEN 7 Months

Von Miller will undergo ACL surgery on Wednesday.

Miller tore his right ACL in Week 16. Players typically need to wait a few weeks for the swelling to go down before they can have surgery. A member of Dr. James Andrews' group will perform the reconstruction in Florida. Miller will miss all of OTAs and likely at least a portion of training camp. Shaun Phillips and Nate Irving will try and pick up the slack for the Broncos in the playoffs.

Von Miller LB DEN 7 Months

Broncos placed OLB Von Miller on injured reserve with a torn right ACL, ending his season.

LB Brandon Marshall was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Miller is reportedly facing a 6-9 month recovery timeline, but initial ACL return timetables are always just vague estimates. There's a real chance Miller will be back for Week 1, but as Robert Griffin III proved this season, that's not necessary the best thing. Dependent on his rare explosiveness off the edge, Miller would be well served not to rush. The 24-year-old superstar has 35 sacks across 40 career games.