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Sources – Bills’ Von Miller will remain in the PUP, and will be out for at least 4 games

Sources – Bills’ Von Miller will remain in the PUP, and will be out for at least 4 games

Alina GetzenbergAspenAugust 29, 2023 at 11:45 a.m. ET3 minutes to read

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Buffalo, New York – Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller will miss at least the first four games of the 2023 season as the team plans not to remove him from the unable-to-perform list before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeremy. the hunter.

He will miss at least the games against the New York Jets, Las Vegas Raiders, Washington Commanders and Miami Dolphins.

Miller injured his right anterior cruciate ligament on Thanksgiving Day in a game against the Detroit Lions. After initial hope of his return during the 2022 regular season or postseason, he underwent exploratory knee surgery in December, during which the extent of the injury was discovered.

The 34-year-old signed with the Bills at the start of free agency in 2022, agreeing to a six-year, $120 million contract. He played in every game leading up to the injury and, despite only playing in 11 games, finished the year tied for the team lead with eight sacks with Greg Russo and led the team with 38 pressures. He also led the team in pass rush win rate (23.6%) and pressure percentage (14.5%).

This season, the Bills added a former teammate of Miller’s to the passing room with veteran Leonard Floyd. Earlier Tuesday, Buffalo traded a 2021 second-round draft pick Boogie Basham to the New York Giants, sources told ESPN, moving from one of the team’s young forwards into the rotation. Buffalo will count on the likes of Floyd, a 2021 first-round pick Russo, and a 2020 second-round pick AJ Epenesa in Miller’s absence.

An optimist, Miller remained steadfast in aiming for his comeback being the Monday Night Football season opener against the Jets on September 11. He has remained with the team throughout training camp, including training as well as training. the majority of days.

In 2013, Miller tore his left anterior cruciate ligament, but returned at the start of the 2014 season with the Denver Broncos.

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