ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — No apologies. No promises. No explanations.
Instead, Broncos linebacker Von Miller simply asked fans, teammates and coaches to judge him on what he does in the future, now that his six-game suspension for violating NFL drug-abuse policy is over.
"I definitely made mistakes in the past," Miller said Monday during his first en masse interview since his suspension officially came down. "It won't do anybody any good to go back and defend that stuff. I've already served my suspension. I'm working hard to gain everybody's trust back."
He fell short of his promise in July that, "when this is all done and resolved, I will sit down with all you guys and be candid about everything." He's set to resume practice Wednesday.
The Broncos went 6-0 without the All-Pro but have the worst-ranked passing defense in the league.
Taylor trial to begin
MIAMI — Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of the man accused of slaying former All-Pro safety Sean Taylor in 2007. Eric Rivera Jr. faces a first-degree murder charge. Four others were also charged in the case. One, Venjah Hunte, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and burglary charges and is expected to testify against Rivera. The other three are scheduled to face lesser charges later. Taylor, a former Redskins and University of Miami star, was shot Nov. 26, 2007, and died a day later at age 24.
Stadium worker dies: A worker at the construction site of the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara died when a bundle of rebar he was unloading fell on him, according to state officials investigating. The man, who was not publicly identified, worked for Gerdau Ameristeel, a subcontractor on Levi Stadium, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman Peter Melton said.
Coach defends Elam: A day after Ravens safety and former Florida star Matt Elam injured Packers receiver Randall Cobb with a low tackle, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh defended the rookie. Cobb is expected to miss a few weeks with a right knee injury. "I think Matt made a tackle," Harbaugh said. "He was scrambling to try to catch up with that route as best as he could." Elam was not penalized for the hit.
BILLS: Seeking depth at quarterback while EJ Manuel is out injured, the team signed Matt Flynn, who was cut by the Raiders last week.
CARDINALS: Defensive end Calais Campbell was back at the practice facility less than 24 hours after he was carted off during a loss at San Francisco. The former college star at Miami said he hopes to be cleared to play Thursday against Seattle.
Cowboys: All-Pro defensive end DeMarcus Ware will miss 3-4 weeks with a quadriceps injury, espn.com reported.
JETS: Running back Mike Goodson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee Sunday and is out for the season.
VIKINGS: Linebacker Desmond Bishop (torn right ACL) is out for the season.