Tom Heckert back at work, Von Miller excused, appeal is Tuesday

After serving a one-month team suspension following a driving under the influence arrest, Denver Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert returned to work today.

“It was good," Broncos coach John Fox told reporters, according to a transcript released by the team. "I walked by his office and he was all smiles. It was good to see him back. We’re excited to move forward.”

Fox was asked Heckert is in a better place now after getting counseling.

“I believe so," Fox said. "I think he’s the only one who could answer that. But we were glad to see him get back and we support him.”

Fox also addressed the absence of linebacker Von Miller, who's huddling with NFL Players Association officials for his appeal, per the Denver Post, for a four-game suspension for violating the NFL drug policy. The appear was initially reported as Thursday, but is now set for next Tuesday.

Miller was arrested for failure to appear in court for several traffic violations.

“We’re aware of it," Fox said. "Obviously you’re very disappointed any time a guy doesn’t take care of his business, but like I said we support him. He’s going to be fine. He’s dealt with it. We’ll recover from it.”

Fox said Miller will play against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

“Yeah, he will be back," Fox said. "He’ll definitely play against the Seahawks.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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