According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post the Broncos are expected to see running back Montee Ball, linebacker Von Miller and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson make their preseason debut Saturday night against the Texans. The Broncos are also expected to have wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on the field tonight. Sanders has been dealing with strained quad.
Von Miller is eight months removed from tearing an ACL in late December against the Houston Texans. Miller worked hard all offseason during his rehab to be ready for the season, and all that hard work has been paying off. Miller is looking leaner, explosive and just as bendy as he did during his impressive 2012 season.
"I've had a lot of practice at full speed," Miller said. "And with all the practicing here with the Texans, I think it will help make the game seem a little easier. I'm excited."
This will be the first time we see Von Miller and defensive end DeMarcus Ware on the field together, and I for one is excited to see how Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio uses them tonight.
Running back Montee Ball underwent an appendectomy on August 4th, and has been working his way back to 100% since then. Early reports said that Ball would probably miss the entire preseason with an outside chance he could see some action in the preseason finale. Apparently Ball healed faster then expected and his starting tonight for the Broncos.
Heeeeeeeeeeeesssssss baaaaccccckkk!!— Montee Ball (@ballrb28) August 21, 2014
Defensive Tackle Kevin Vickerson who suffered a dislocated hip against the New England Patriots in late November last year is also making his return to the lineup. It's unclear if he will get the start or be rotated in. The return of Vickerson gives the Broncos a lot of size in the middle of their defensive line, especially when paired with Terrence "Pot Roast" Knighton.
It's unclear how much these guys will play tonight, but it's exciting to see the Broncos getting healthier with the season opener only a little over two weeks away.