The NFL's deadline for franchised players to sign a long-term contract -- or wait until after the season to resume negotiations -- looms this Friday. That day might be more important for Broncos OLB Von Miller than other tagged players. “No, I’m not gonna play on the franchise tag. It just doesn’t make sense in any way,” Miller told ESPN on Monday. “I’ve never really played for money. It’s bigger than that for me. It’s a league-wide problem that I feel like I’m in a situation to help out with.” That sounds fairly serious -- more serious than the usual player simply (and understandably) trying to maximize his earning potential during a short career. It should worry IDP owners about Miller's 2016 outlook if he doesn't agree to a deal by Friday. The Broncos reportedly increased the guaranteed money recently in a contract offer worth more than $100 million total, so we'll see what happens this week.
Rams EDGE Von Miller (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the 49ers. Miller entered the day questionable, but ESPN's Adam Schefter previously reported that the team wouldn't play Miller until he was close to "fully healed." Play Miller if you waited on him for your IDP lineup. A near-healthy Miller should enhance the L.A. defense. CB Darious Williams (ankle) is also active after entering the night questionable.
Rams OLB Von Miller is officially questionable for Monday night's game against the 49ers. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that they won't play Miller "unless the team believes his ankle injury is close to fully healed." He adds that the injury was worse than the Rams realized when they made the trade. A Week 11 bye could factor into the decision on whether to play him. At the least, the Monday night kickoff makes it difficult to wait on Miller for IDP rosters. Rams CB Darious Williams is also questionable after popping up on the injury report Friday with an ankle issue that kept him out of Saturday's practice. He's not worth waiting on.
New Rams OLB Von Miller will miss his 1st game with the new team. He's inactive with the ankle injury that also cost him his final game in Denver. LB Ernest Jones (illness) and CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) are active, however, after hitting the day questionable.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos are trading OLB Von Miller to the Rams for a pair fo 2nd-day draft picks. Miller missed Sunday's game against Washington with an ankle injury, but this move clearly indicates that the Rams aren't too worried about that issue going forward. With the Rams, Miller should immediately take over the starting job opposite Leonard Floyd, which had been manned by a committee. Denver started Malik Reed and Jonathon Cooper at the EDGE spots vs. Washington on Sunday and figure to roll with that duo until Bradley Chubb returns from IR. It's an obvious upgrade for a Rams team D that has already been strong in fantasy, and a downgrade for a Broncos unit that has fallen way off vs. its positive start to the year.
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