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NFL Notes: Von Miller, Bills, Chargers & Eagles

Von Miller

  • Jason Cole of B/R reports that Broncos franchise OLB Von Miller is looking at at Sean Gilbert‘s precedent-setting holdout from 1997 when he skipped the entire season.
  • The Redskins offered Gilbert a four-year, $13 million contract back in 1997 and he elected to holdout for the entire season. The following year, Gilbert signed a seven-year, $46.5 million contract with the Panthers.
  • Gilbert is the uncle of CB Darrelle Revis and helped him to maximize his earnings.


  • Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News suggests that TE Nick O’Leary could be on the roster bubble this summer after he failed to add bulk and strength this offseason.
  • Carucci expects the Bills to be “persistent” in their effort to get CB Stephon Gilmore under contract long-term.
  • According to Carucci, signing Gilmore to a new deal could also free up some additional cap space to address QB Tyrod Taylor.


The San Diego Chargers announced Friday that they’ve reached their goal of signatures (110,786), which will be filed with San Diego City Clerk to get their stadium proposal on the November ballot.

On behalf of the entire San Diego Chargers organization, we want to thank every registered San Diego City voter who signed the petition,” said Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos. “We also want to thank representatives of organized labor – and particularly the unions of the Building Trades Council – for their significant help and support during this process. And we are grateful for the volunteer signature gathering work coordinated by the fan groups, including Save Our Bolts and the San Diego Stadium Coalition. The fan groups did a great job, as did the hundreds of other people who contacted us and volunteered to gather signatures.”
“Most signature gathering efforts of this kind take six full months. We had just six weeks to complete our work,” Spanos continued. “The fact that we were able to collect more than 110,000 signatures in that short period of time demonstrates tremendous support in our community for a new, combined stadium-convention center expansion downtown.


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