Oct 6, 2023; Watford, United Kingdom; Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller during practice at The Grove Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Bills OLB Von Miller activated to make season debut vs. Jaguars

Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Von Miller was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Saturday and is slated to make his season debut against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in London.

Miller hasn’t played in more than 10 months since tearing the ACL in his right knee last Thanksgiving. The eight-time Pro Bowl selection was a limited participant in each of the team’s three practices this week.

Miller, 34, has recorded 123.5 sacks in 161 games (all starts) with the Denver Broncos (2011-19, 2021), Los Angeles Rams (2021) and Bills (2022).

Buffalo placed cornerback Tre’Davious White on injured reserve in a corresponding move. White tore his right Achilles in last Sunday’s victory over the Miami Dolphins.

White, 28, is a two-time Pro Bowl selection with 18 career interceptions. He had one pick and 12 tackles in four games this season.

Cornerback Ja’Marcus Ingram and defensive tackle Kendal Vickers were elevated from the practice squad to the roster for Sunday’s game.

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Aug 27, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA;  New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) hands the ball off to running back Kendre Miller (25) against the Houston Texans during the first half at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Saints RB Kendre Miller likely to start in NFL debut at Lambeau

Running back Jamaal Williams won’t be on the field for the Saints for his return to Green Bay this weekend.

Williams is dealing with a hamstring strain and head coach Dennis Allen said the injury could take “some time” to heal. Williams logged 18 snaps Monday at Carolina before leaving the game. He averaged 2.7 yards per carry in the first two games of the season with Miller (hamstring) inactive and starter Alvin Kamara serving a three-game suspension.

Miller would be making his NFL debut at Lambeau Field after gaining 49 yards on 22 carries in the preseason. He also caught seven passes for 47 yards.

The Saints are averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a team, with quarterback/tight end Taysom Hill leading the team with 79 yards on 12 carries.

Green Bay has allowed 333 rushing yards — and 4.5 yards per carry — in two games.

Miller, a rookie drafted in the third round out of TCU, was held out of Monday’s game due to limited practice reps. Allen said he’ll be “full go” at Green Bay.

The Packers drafted Williams in the fourth round in 2017. He spent four seasons with Green Bay before joining the Lions in 2021 and rushing for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns in 30 games.

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Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Ventrell Miller (51) sprints during the third and final day of a mandatory minicamp Monday, June 12, 2023 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jaguars rookie LB Ventrell Miller (Achilles) out for season

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie linebacker Ventrell Miller will miss the upcoming season with an Achilles injury.

Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Monday that the fourth-round pick was hurt in Saturday’s preseason finale against the Miami Dolphins.

Miller, 24, registered nine tackles and two sacks in three preseason games.

In four seasons with the Florida Gators (2018-21), Miller collected 7.5 sacks, 124 tackles and one interception.

Miller was listed on the Jaguars’ official depth chart behind Foyesade Oluokun and Shaquille Quarterman.

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Aug 13, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller (25) warms up against the Kansas City Chiefs during pregame at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Saints rookie RB Kendre Miller (knee) to undergo MRI exam

New Orleans Saints running back Kendre Miller will undergo an MRI exam after injuring his knee during Sunday’s 26-24 preseason victory over the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.

Miller injured the knee in the third quarter and didn’t return. Coach Dennis Allen said he believed Miller injured his right knee.

If so, that is the same knee Miller injured while playing for TCU in the College Football Playoff semifinals against Michigan on Dec. 31. The injury forced Miller to miss the ensuing national championship game against Georgia.

Miller was a third-round pick (71st overall) by the Saints in April’s draft.

If Miller is seriously injured, it will further deplete the Saints at running back. New Orleans will be without star running back Alvin Kamara for the first three weeks while he serves a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

In addition, Eno Benjamin is out after rupturing his Achilles tendon in a recent practice.

New Orleans worked out Kareem Hunt last week but didn’t sign the former 1,000-yard rusher.

Offseason free-agent signee Jamaal Williams is slated to open the season as the starting running back. He had 28 yards on nine carries against the Chiefs.

Williams is coming off a career-best season for the Detroit Lions in which had rushed for 1,066 yards and an NFL-leading 17 rushing touchdowns. Only Austin Ekeler of the Los Angeles Chargers (18) scored more total touchdowns.

Undrafted free agent Ellis Merriweather gained 24 yards on nine rushes and also caught had two catches for 17 yards against the Chiefs. One of the receptions was a 2-yard touchdown.

Overall, New Orleans rushed for 93 yards on 28 rushes against Kansas City.

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Former Baltimore Colts star DT Fred Miller dies at 82

Former Baltimore Colts star defensive tackle Fred Miller died on Sunday at age 82.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed the death of Miller, who spent his entire NFL career with the franchise when it was located in Baltimore.

“Rest in peace, FRED MILLER, #76, 10-year starting DT of the Baltimore Colts. A three-time Pro Bowl selection,” Irsay said on Twitter.

Miller played 133 games (124 starts) with the Colts from 1963-72 and was a key figure on the team’s defense. He played in two Super Bowls and had five tackles in Baltimore’s 16-13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V.

Miller’s Pro Bowl selections were in 1967, 1968 and 1969. He was second-team All-Pro in 1967 and 1968. Unofficially, he was credited with 52 career sacks.

Miller was a seventh-round pick in the 1962 draft after a standout career at LSU. He started on both the offensive and defensive lines during his three college seasons and was a first-team All-American. He was inducted into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1964.

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Jun 8, 2022; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive back Thomas Graham Jr. (27) warms up during organized team activities at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Browns sign CB Thomas Graham Jr.

The Cleveland Browns signed cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. off the Chicago Bears’ practice squad on Tuesday.

The Browns waived cornerback Herb Miller in a corresponding move.

Graham played in four games (one start) for the Bears in 2021. He had 13 tackles and four passes defensed. He was one of the team’s final cuts last month before clearing waivers and ending up on the practice squad.

Miller has played in 14 games in three seasons with Tampa Bay and the Browns. He played 22 snaps on special teams in the Browns’ win over Carolina in Week 1.

The Browns also signed wide receiver Chester Rogers to their practice squad.

The Browns (1-0) host the New York Jets in Week 2.

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Jun 9, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Anthony Miller (17) participates in minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) to miss season

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Anthony Miller will miss the season with a shoulder injury and was placed on injured reserve by the club on Tuesday.

Safety Karl Joseph (foot) also was placed on IR, ending his season.

Miller, 27, injured his shoulder in practice leading up to Saturday’s preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks.

Miller had a chance to make the Steelers’ roster based on his rapport with expected starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. The two played three seasons together with the Chicago Bears after Miller was a second-round pick in 2018.

Miller caught 134 passes for 1,564 yards and 11 touchdowns in 47 games (17 starts) for the Bears (2018-20). He split last season with the Houston Texans (two games) and Steelers (one) and had six catches for 25 yards and one score.

Joseph was injured last week and was sporting a walking boot. The 28-year-old has 305 tackles, five interceptions and five fumbles recoveries in 65 games (49 starts) with the then-Oakland Raiders (2016-19), Cleveland Browns (2020) and Steelers.

Joseph was a first-round pick (14th overall) in 2016 by the Raiders.

Pittsburgh also signed guard William Dunkle on Tuesday and waived defensive tackle Doug Costin, offensive tackle Jake Dixon, punter Cameron Nizialek and center Chris Owens.

Dunkle was released by the Philadelphia Eagles in June after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State. He received multiple All-American honors last season.

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Aug 28, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) shakes hands with Los Angeles Rams tight end Kendall Blanton (86) before the coin toss at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Rams land pass rusher Von Miller in trade with Broncos

Von Miller was traded from the Denver Broncos to the Los Angeles Rams in a blockbuster deal agreed to on the eve of the NFL trade deadline, according to multiple reports.

Miller, inactive for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team, can become a free agent at the end of the 2021 season after eight years with the Broncos.

ESPN reported the Rams part with second- and third-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft but will pay only $700,000 of Miller’s remaining $9.7 million salary. The Broncos will pay the balance, per the report.

Miller missed the entire 2020 season with an ankle injury and has been sidelined by an ankle injury for almost two weeks. His physical exam, required before trades are approved, could be critical to the deal becoming official before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline.

Miller, 32, has 4.5 sacks in seven games this season and 110.5 sacks in his career. The prospect of blocking Miller and All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who has 5.0 sacks this season and 90.5 in his career, would be daunting for most teams.

Four of Miller’s sacks this season were recorded in September and he has gone three consecutive games without one.

Rams general manager Les Snead has a reputation for punting draft capital and chasing big names via trade. Among the many deals Snead has triggered, he parted with first-round draft picks for current quarterback Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions) and cornerback Jalen Ramsey (Jacksonville Jaguars).

Snead also acquired running back Sony Michel from the New England Patriots prior to the start of the regular season after starter Cam Akers was injured before training camp.

In previous years, he used draft picks to land wide receiver Brandin Cooks, cornerback Marcus Peters and cornerback Aqib Talib.

Miller did not practice last week. He last played Oct. 21 at Cleveland.

The Rams are 7-1 and tied with the Arizona Cardinals for first place in the NFC West entering Week 9, when Los Angeles welcomes the Tennessee Titans.

Denver picked up a $7 million team option on Miller’s contract in March 2021 that triggered the final year of a six-year, $114 million deal signed in 2016, when the Broncos used the franchise tag to retain him.

Miller was the No. 2 overall pick out of Texas A&M in 2011.

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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.

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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.

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