Aug 20, 2014; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) runs drills before the start of a scrimmage against the Houston Texans at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The Denver Post is reporting that Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller and starting running back Montee Ball will make their preseason debut on Saturday night against the Houston Texans.
Miller tore his ACL against the Texans near the end of last season and Ball has been out while recovering from an appendectomy a couple of weeks ago.
Miller has been practicing at full speed this week — and dominating — in the joint practices against the Texans. Ball had been working his way into action, and was noticeably slimmer, something he was excited about because he felt faster.
The Broncos’s starters are expected to at least play a series into the second half, but how long the players coming off of injuries will play remains to be seen. Certainly, Ball and Miller will each be on some kind of pitch count and the Broncos won’t be foolish with their reps.
In other positive injury news, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson — who ended last season on IR — also will make his preseason debut Saturday night. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders who missed the second preseason game will play tonight as well.
This is a preseason game, but with all systems go, it should be one of the most interesting Broncos games to watch in a long, long time.
Get pumped, Broncos fans.