The Broncos are doing the same roster housekeeping to start training camp as the other 31 teams in the league, but their roster shuffling won’t involve linebacker Von Miller.
Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Miller will avoid the Physically Unable to Perform list after tearing his ACL in Week 16 of last season. Fox said that Miller may be limited in practice in the early stages, something that seems like a good bet since passing on the PUP list now means it won’t be an option if Miller should need extra time to round into shape when the preseason comes to an end.
Defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, defensive end Derek Wolfe and safety Rahim Moore, who all joined Miller on season-ending injured reserve last year, also avoided the PUP list. Cornerback Chris Harris, who tore his ACL in the postseason, was not so lucky. Harris was placed on the PUP list and Fox said his rehab is progressing as expected.
“He’s on schedule,” Fox said, via USA Today. “I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a guy work that hard to rehab. … It’s grueling.”
The Broncos have their first practice of training camp on Thursday morning.