Aug 2, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) prior to the start of a scrimmage at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Von Miller looking like old dominant self for Denver Broncos

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Von Miller is looking like the player who recorded a franchise record 18/5 sacks in 2012 for the Denver Broncos in drills as he looks like his old self as he recovers form ACL surgery.

Last year was a miserable one for Miller who began the season suspended for the first six games, showed up out of shape and overweight when he returned and had his season end prematurely with a torn ACL against the Houston Texans in December.

Miller is ready to erase that down year with a return to his 2012 form and it all starts with his health, which he says improving every day.

”I feel like I can play,” Miller said. ”I feel good where I’m at. I feel great physically and mentally. There’s always more you can do, and I feel like I’m not all the way there yet. But I feel I can play.”

Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio raves about what he’s seen on the practice field from the former No. 2 pick out of Texas A&M.

”If you mean the suddenness and the ability to bend and those things we appreciate and love from him, then yes,” Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said. ”I think he is working his way back and is doing a good job with the way we have increased his work load and the way he’s been able to handle it.

”I said it earlier in camp that I have no question in my mind that Von Miller will be back to his old self.”

John Elway made upgrading the defense in the offseason his No. 1 priority with the signings of Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware, but the biggest upgrade may be getting the old Miller back.

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