Headed to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1999, the Denver Broncos aren't short of headlines this year. And with players in and out of the rotation and the legal system – there seems to be an abundance. Broncos' recovering linebacker Von Miller was cleared of his legal problems on Thursday, and a sick Matt Prater was held out of practice for the third day in a row Saturday.
Miller, who is recovering from surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament which he had in December, was charged with an unsafe lane change and speeding, for which he plead guilty to after serving community service and taking a driving course. The other charges (careless driving, driving without a license and having no proof of insurance) were dropped when the judge received the plea from a Broncos team lawyer. It was reported that Miller was not present for the plea. Miller's season has been riddled with drama before this – before his season-ending injury December 23, he missed the first six games of the season due to a violation of the NFL substance abuse policies.
Kicker Matt Prater, who was sent home early from Thursday's practice due to a illness has not practiced since. He sat out of practice again today, still trying to recover from what head coach John Fox called a "virus." The coach assured press that Prater would be better in time for the big game next Sunday.
"We sent him home, he's going to be fine for the game, hopefully he feels much better (Sunday) morning as we fly to New Jersey," Fox commented.
Saturday's practice was the last one in Colorado before the squad flies out to New Jersey on Sunday to begin practicing at the New York Jets' practice facility in preparation to face the Seattle Seahawks.
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