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Broncos’ Vic Fangio calls Von Miller’s availability ’50-50′

Vic Fangio, Von Miller

The Denver Broncos may be without one of their premier players on defense when they face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 13. Ahead of Sunday’s game, Vic Fangio is noncommital on whether or not Von Miller will be active versus the Chargers.

“He’s gotten better every day,” Fangio said of Miller. “He didn’t practice the first two days, but he was doing some stuff and today he made progress. It’s truly 50-50 whether he’ll be able to go or not.”

Miller suffered the knee injury in last week’s game against the Buffalo Bills. In spite of the injury, the All-Pro edge rusher finished the game with three tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack.

To begin the week, Miller was forced to miss Denver’s first two practices. Fortunately, he was able to practice in a limited fashion over the past couple of days.

The veteran sack artist hasn’t missed a game with the Broncos since the 2013 season. Of course, that was the season that Miller was suspended for six games, along with tearing his ACL in Week 15.

After failing to record a sack in his first three games, Miller has begun to heat up with six sacks in his past eight games of this season. Additionally, Miller has totaled 35 tackles, eight tackles for loss, and 12 hits on the quarterback in 2019.

If Miller would happen to miss Sunday’s contest, veteran Jeremiah Attaochu would likely draw the start at outside linebacker. Attaochu was able to log four tackles and two tackles for loss after filling in for Miller in last week’s game against the Bills.