Von Miller in helmet and pads for first time since ACL tear

ORCHARD PARK, NY (WHEC) – Bills Edge Rusher Von Miller practiced in a helmet and pads on Wednesday afternoon, marking more progress in his recovery.

Miller, 34, tore his ACL last Thanksgiving in Detroit before having surgery in the offseason. During training camp, the two-time Super Bowl champion was doing conditioning drills off to the side but without any gear on.

The team can move him to the injured reserve and free up a roster spot but it would come at the cost of Miller having to miss at least the first four games of the season. Otherwise, Buffalo can keep him on the roster in which case he would be eligible to return anytime.