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Broncos & Von Miller Unlikely To Reach Agreement On An Extension, HeadedFor Franchise Tag

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos and OLB Von Miller are not expected to reach an agreement on a long-term deal before the deadline to franchise players, which means Miller will be tagged.

The two sides were scheduled to meet at the Combine, but it sounds like they’re still far in regards to a contract extension.

  • Rand Getlin previously reported that the “starting point” for Miller in negotiations with the Broncos is going to be the contract signed by Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh. Miller expects to be paid as the highest decision player in the NFL.
  • Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport reported that the Broncos are poised to push for a “mega long-term extension” for Miller before the franchise tag deadline, and if they can get a deal done, it would open up a number of options for them to also retain Osweiler.

This, of course, means that QB Brock Osweiler and DE Malik Jackson are poised to reach the free agent market in the coming weeks.

Miller, 26, played out his four-year, $21 million rookie contract, and is playing out the 2015 season under the fifth-year option the Broncos picked up last year.

In 2015, Miller appeared all 16 games and recorded 35 tackles, 11 sacks, three fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense out of 53 qualifying players.

We have Miller featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.