The Broncos also are trying to re-sign defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson before he hits free agency and they've asked defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut.|||||||
If not, he'll be traded or released before Saturday when his $12 million salary for 2013 becomes guaranteed.
Von Miller and Kevin Vickerson are appealing fines they said they received from the NFL for hits on Carolina quarterback Cam Newton last weekend.|||||||
Vickerson's $15,000 fine was for a horse collar tackle that he insists was more of a swipe. Vickerson said he hopes to at least have his fine reduced.
The Broncos have placed Vickerson on injured reserve with an ankle injury.|||||||
The Seattle Seahawks acquired Vickerson, running back LenDale Whtie and two draft picks from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for one of their fourth-round selectiosn and another in the sixth round.|||||||
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive tackle played a career-high 13 games and had 20 tackles. He has 1.5 sacks in his career - all in 2008.
Vickerson for four games without pay starting Friday for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.|||||||
Vickerson's suspension will keep him out the rest of the regular season and started Friday with him not at practice. He will miss Sunday's game with Cleveland (4-8). He will be eligible to return on Dec. 29, a day after the Titans (11-1) conclude the regular season at Indianapolis.