Bills’ Miller eyes return vs. Jets, says OBJ visit Fri.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Payments go rusher Von Miller mentioned Tuesday evening on his podcast that he did endure some lateral meniscus injury to his knee, however that he hopes to be again earlier than Buffalo’s recreation in opposition to the New York Jets on Dec. 11

Talking on the harm for the primary time because it occurred throughout Buffalo’s Thanksgiving Day recreation, Miller mentioned on “The VonCast” that he didn’t tear his ACL and that the harm might have been higher and will have been worse.

“I do have some lateral meniscus injury and it will must be addressed,” Miller mentioned on the podcast. “However I do really feel like I can, you recognize, play via that, so I am simply gonna wait somewhat bit, and let the swelling go down for about 7-10 days and, hopefully, proper earlier than the Jets recreation I can be again.”

The Payments host the Jets in Week 14.

Miller additionally shared on his podcast that free-agent extensive receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Miller’s shut buddy and teammate final yr with the Los Angeles Rams, is coming to go to the Payments on Friday.

“Hey man, it ain’t over until it is over,” Miller mentioned. “He will see the Giants, us and the Cowboys. And I feel, when he comes right here, I do not suppose he is gonna go away.”

Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones mentioned Beckham is scheduled to go to with the workforce on Monday. Beckham is coming back from a torn ACL suffered within the Rams’ Tremendous Bowl win.

The Payments might use some assist at extensive receiver, with Jamison Crowder, Jake Kumerow and Marquez Stevenson all on injured reserve. Some expertise on the place would bolster an offense that has been inconsistent for the reason that Week 7 bye.

Buffalo performs on the New England Patriots on Thursday evening, after which the Payments proceed a key AFC East stretch at dwelling in opposition to the Jets and Miami Dolphins. Buffalo is 0-2 in division play this season.

“If I am on the market, you recognize that I am able to go and I really feel completely assured,” mentioned Miller, who was already dominated out for Thursday evening’s recreation and has not participated in follow this week.

Miller’s harm — to the identical proper knee wherein he suffered a torn ACL in 2013 — occurred with lower than three minutes remaining within the first half in opposition to the Detroit Lions when he appeared to get rolled up on. He shortly went to a knee and spent a few minutes speaking to trainers on the sphere. He spent a number of minutes within the medical tent on the sideline earlier than being carted to the locker room.

Miller ranks third within the NFL in quarterback pressures (38) behind Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (46) and Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon (36). No different Payments participant has greater than 12 pressures, with Miller’s 216 stress hole the most important within the NFL this season. Miller leads the Payments in sacks (eight), go rush win charge (23.7%) and stress proportion (14.6%).

The excellent news for the Payments is that defensive ends Greg Rousseau (ankle) and AJ Epenesa (ankle) have been full members in follow this week after lacking time because of accidents. Their return could be big for the line of defense even when Miller was out there.

Within the meantime, Miller mentioned he continues to look on the constructive facet of issues.

“I do not need no person feeling sorry for me,” Miller mentioned. “I signed a six-year deal, do not feel sorry for me. … I simply obtained to struggle via it, man, and I will be again. Rehab goes good. I am feeling good.”