Feb 4, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller (10) against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers WR Scotty Miller lands on IR with turf toe

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller was placed on injured reserve with turf toe on Wednesday.

The designation requires the speedy Tampa Bay deep threat to miss at least three weeks before he is eligible to rejoin the team.

Miller, a third-year pro, filled in for Antonio Brown in an extended role in Week 3. With Brown on the reserve/COVID list, Miller was targeted three times at Los Angeles and had two catches for 11 yards in the loss to the Rams last week before his injury.

Miller caught 33 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns with the Bucs in 2020.

Tyler Johnson and Jaelon Darden would see more playing time at New England on Sunday night if Brown isn’t activated from the COVID list.

On the same day the team announced cornerback Richard Sherman signed a contract, the Buccaneers also opened the 21-day practice window for two players on short-term IR: offensive guard John Molchon and linebacker Cam Gill.

–Field Level Media

Jun 10, 2021; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Football Team running back Lamar Miller (35) carries the ball between Washington Football Team running back Payton Barber (25) and Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) during drills as part of minicamp at Inova Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NFL cuts: Tim Tebow, Lamar Miller let go

Tim Tebow’s comeback bid with the Jacksonville Jaguars ended when NFL teams trimmed their rosters from 90 to 85 on Tuesday.

Tebow was released along with four others in Jacksonville — wide receivers Josh Imatorbhebhe and Tim Jones, defensive tackle Daniel Ross and cornerback DJ Daniel — after attempting to return from a brief minor-league baseball career with the New York Mets.

First-year Jaguars coach Urban Meyer was allowing Tebow, a Heisman and national title winner at Florida under Meyer’s watch, to attempt a move to tight end.

–Running back Lamar Miller was released by the Washington Football Team.

Miller has played in only one regular-season game since 2018 due to injuries and was one of six running backs in training camp with Washington.

Another longtime NFL back, Alfred Morris, was released by the New York Giants.

–Field Level Media

Dec 22, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos LB Miller undergoes ankle surgery

Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller underwent ankle surgery on Friday, coach Vic Fangio told reporters.

There was no immediate timetable given for a recovery period but it is possible Miller will miss most if not all of the 2020 season.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Joshua Metzl, who is one of Denver’s team physicians. Miller also consulted with noted foot/ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson of Green Bay, Wis., on Thursday, two days after being injured during practice.

“He had surgery (Friday) morning and I was told it went well, and we’ll see how it goes,” Fangio said. “They haven’t said anything on a timetable based on his surgery. That will depend on the healing.”

Miller’s injury was diagnosed as a dislocated peroneal tendon in his ankle during an MRI exam earlier this week. The club will eventually place him on injured reserve.

The seriousness of Miller’s injury was initially stunning to observers as it happened on a routine play late in the practice session.

“He just rushed around the edge and never hit the ground and never looked bad,” Fangio said earlier this week. “If you saw the video, you’d think nothing happened, but it did.”

Speaking prior to Friday’s practice, Fangio said standout receiver Courtland Sutton (shoulder) will sit out the session. Sutton was injured during Thursday’s practice.

Fangio feels there is a chance Sutton can play in Monday night’s opener against the Tennessee Titans.

While the timing of the injuries to Miller and Sutton are bad, Fangio didn’t feel like the team received a dose of bad luck.

“No, it’s part of everybody’s season eventually,” he said. “Ours just happened, we endured two this week. We’ll be fine.”

Miller, 31, has a base salary of $17.5 million this season, the fifth of a six-year, $114 million deal he signed in July 2016.

The eight-time Pro Bowl selection and former Super Bowl MVP has a franchise-record 106 sacks for the Broncos in nine seasons since being the No. 2 overall choice of the 2011 NFL Draft. Miller also has 490 tackles, 26 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Miller has two career touchdowns — one on an interception and one on a fumble.

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Dec 22, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Broncos LB Miller badly injures ankle

Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller suffered a possible season-ending ankle injury near the end of Tuesday’s practice, according to multiple reports.

Miller reportedly underwent an MRI exam and consulted with an ankle surgeon.

According to reports, Miller stepped wrong on the play, which was the final one of practice.

The Broncos didn’t immediately make a comment regarding Miller.

The 31-year-old Miller has a base salary of $17.5 million this season, the fifth of a six-year, $114 million deal he signed in July of 2016.

The eight-time Pro Bowler has a franchise-record 106 sacks for the Broncos in nine seasons since being the No. 2 overall choice of the 2011 NFL Draft. Miller also has 490 tackles, 26 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Miller has two career touchdowns — one on an interception and one on a fumble.

Last season, Miller had eight sacks. That total was the second lowest of his career. His high was 18.5 in 2012.

Miller was a star at Texas A&M before joining Denver.

The Broncos open the season on Monday night against the visiting Tennessee Titans.

–Field Level Media