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Von Miller on contract: Just a time for waiting right now

Mike Florio discusses the Von Miller waiting game in Denver, referring to Fletcher Cox's deal in Philadelphia as case for the Broncos linebacker to consider.

In recent weeks, linebacker Von Miller has addressed the status of his push for a long-term contract with the Broncos a few times.

He said that he couldn’t see himself sitting out the entire year or leaving the Broncos on one occasion and then posted to Instagram that there was “no chance” he plays out the year under the $14.1 million tender that comes with the franchise tag. All of that came after reports that the Broncos proffered and then pulled a six-year, $114.5 million offer with just under $40 million guaranteed in the first two years.

The deadline to work out a multi-year agreement is July 15, which leaves time for some more posturing from both sides before the clock strikes 12. Miller wasn’t in the mood for any while at his football camp for kids on Wednesday, however.

“I just think, where we’re at right now, everything has been said. Everything is already in the books right now,” Miller said, via USA Today. “It’s just a time for waiting right now. I want all the focus to be on the kids today.”

We’ve seen the waiting game for players with franchise tags continue right up until the deadline many times before a deal is struck -- see Miller’s teammate Demaryius Thomas last year, for example -- and there’s plenty of sand left in the hourglass on that front, so Miller shoul have plenty of time to brush up on his dancing and/or nude modeling in the next couple of weeks.