ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The latest distraction for the Denver Broncos comes from All-Pro linebacker Von Miller, who insisted Monday he did nothing wrong in the face of reports he could miss four games for violating the NFL’s drug policy.
Miller will miss the first month of the season for violating the NFL’s drug policy, pending an appeal, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person did not want to be named because the league hasn’t announced any punishment.
ESPN first reported the pending discipline for Miller, who responded on his Twitter account, saying he had seen the reports about the four-game suspension.
"I know I did nothing wrong. I’m sure this’ll be resolved fairly," he tweeted, adding he was disappointed the Broncos have to open training camp with this news hanging over them.
Eagles arrive for camp
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs are arriving on the campus of Missouri Western for their first training camp under coach Andy Reid.
Rookies and quarterbacks were reporting Monday ahead of the full squad, which will begin practice in earnest on Friday. The Chiefs play their first preseason game Aug. 9 at New Orleans, and then open the regular season Sept. 8 at Jacksonville.
After going 2-14 last year, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt fired coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli this past offseason. Longtime Packers personnel man John Dorsey was brought in as the new GM and Reid was hired after spending the past 14 years with the Eagles.
Together, they’ve overhauled the roster in the hopes of a quick turnaround.
BEREA, Ohio -- Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has apologized for being suspended for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Gordon was suspended for the first two games of the upcoming season by the league. Gordon, who was also fined two additional game checks for the violation, spoke about his penalties on Monday for the first time as Cleveland’s players trickled in for the start of training camp.
Gordon apologized to his teammates and Cleveland fans. He wants to earn the trust of the team’s front office and acknowledged that his suspension "hurt a lot of people."
Jags have QBs abound
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are carrying four quarterbacks into training camp.
The Jaguars waived rookie quarterback Jordan Rodgers on Monday, parting ways with the former Vanderbilt starter four days before training camp.
The move leaves Jacksonville with four quarterbacks for camp: Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, Mike Kafka and rookie Matt Scott.
Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers, missed most of offseason workouts following surgery to repair a sports hernia.
Rodgers was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in April. He started 12 games for Vandy last season, completing 60 percent of his passes for 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns. He led the Commodores to a 9-4 record.