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NFL Notes: Von Miller, Jaguars, & Saints

Von Miller

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that there’s a potentially better option for Broncos franchise OLB Von Miller than sitting out of the 2016 season.
  • Instead, Miller could hold out the first 10 weeks of the regular season and should up the following week, which would allow him to make $5.81 million for the final seven weeks while ensuring that he would still be eligible for a 20 percent increase in the event he’s franchised again next year.
  • Florio admits that holding out for most of the season could lead to the Broncos at least considering the idea of moving on and possibly even make him available for trade.

Jaguars

According to Ryan O’Halloran, Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz isn’t assured a roster spot and will need to compete for a job this summer. Gratz is well aware of his situation as he prepares for training camp.

“It’s going to be big,” Gratz said. “I have to understand it’s not a given and that if I don’t do my job, I won’t end up on this team, which I would like to be a part of because a lot of special things are going to happen. I understand the situation I’m in.”

Saints

Saints veteran RB C.J. Spiller admitted that the knee surgery he underwent last year played a “big role” in regards to his disappointing 2016 season. However, Spiller says he’s healthy now things are “looking very bright.”

It played a big role, because of the style of play that I play, the cutting and stopping, I didn’t have that explosion that I’m known for,” Spiller said, via The Advocate. “I tried to block it out as much as I could and give it everything I can. But the good thing is, it’s behind me now. The road to recovery is looking very bright.”