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Broncos LB slimmer, cheerier

DENVER — The reshaping of Von Miller's image and physique are well under way.

After a rough 2013 season that began with a six-game drug suspension and ended with a blown-out knee in December, the Broncos pass rusher showed up for his foundation's inaugural event at Sports Authority Field on Monday night 20 pounds lighter and with a rediscovered smile.

In between posing with kids for selfie photos on their cellphones, Miller helped hand out prescription glasses to 104 underprivileged children.

"I can't even put into words how it makes me feel, especially through all the stuff that's been going on and still be able to do stuff for the community and do some positive, it's great," he said.

The glasses provided by his Von's Vision foundation for the kids ages 6-13 "could be a game-changer in the classroom," said Miller, who insisted the event had nothing to do with rehabilitating his image.

KEEPING IT FREE: The NFL has no plans to use a pay-only model for televised games, new NFL Network chief Brian Rolapp told "We have built a very good thing here by making NFL football available to as many people as possible," he said.

LAWSUIT: Former linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line.

BROWNS: The team signed fullback Chris Pressley, a potential lead blocker for Ben Tate.

49ERS: Cornerback Chris Culliver pleaded not guilty in San Jose, Calif., to misdemeanor hit-and-run charges and felony possession of brass knuckles.

REDSKINS: Receiver DeSean Jackson reported for the voluntary offseason workout program after skipping the first week.

Broncos LB slimmer, cheerier 04/14/14 [Last modified: Monday, April 14, 2014 10:07pm]
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