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NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Saturday, Aug. 20

Von Miller's debut in a Buffalo Bills uniform didn't come against his longtime team.

The Bills linebacker told NFL Network's James Palmer prior to Saturday's preseason home game versus the Broncos that he would not be playing. Miller was the only healthy starter not suited up for Buffalo in Week 2 of the preseason.

Miller's arrival figures to boost the pass rush of a Bills defense that topped the league in points (17.0) and yards (272.8) allowed per game in 2021. Acquired in a midseason trade last season by the Rams, Miller was essential to L.A.'s Super Bowl-winning run by providing four sacks, six tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery during the playoffs.

The Bills brought in Miller with a six-year, $120 million contract this offseason. The veteran's highly anticipated debut figures to be saved for a bigger setting when Buffalo opens the season on Thursday, Sept. 8 against the defending champs.


  • S Jaquan Brisker recently underwent surgery to repair a thumb injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The rookie has a real chance to play Week 1 against the 49ers.
  • OL Casey Tucker suffered a foot injury and did not return to Saturday's preseason game versus the Bills.
  • LB Malik Reed was poked in the eye during the first half, per head coach Nathaniel Hackett. Reed did not play the remainder of the game.
  • CB Michael Ojemudia suffered a dislocated elbow, per Hackett.
  • P Sam Martin suffered an ankle injury during pregame warmups, Palmer reported. Martin was ruled out.
  • DB Rashad Fenton suffered a groin injury and did not return to Saturday's preseason game versus the Commanders.
  • RB Isaiah Spiller (ankle) is questionable to return to Saturday's game versus the Cowboys.
  • OL Logan Bruss suffered a torn ACL and MCL in Friday's game versus the Texans and is out for the season, per head coach Sean McVay.
  • LB Daniel Hardy will require a procedure to repair a high ankle sprain suffered Friday, per McVay. Hardy's injury is not considered season-ending.
  • DB Nik Needham left Saturday's game against the Raiders with an apparent left hand/wrist injury.
  • CB Andrew Booth was ruled out of the remainder of Saturday's game versus the 49ers with an ankle injury.
  • WR Tyquan Thornton, who was ruled out of Friday night's preseason win over the Panthers, suffered a collarbone injury, Rapoport reported Saturday, per a source. NFL Network's Mike Giardi added that Thornton is expected to miss around eight weeks, per a source.
  • WR Austin Mack (hamstring) was ruled out of the remainder of the 49ers' game versus the Vikings on Saturday.
  • G Aaron Stinnie was ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game versus the Titans with a knee injury,



  • DE Dante Fowler fined $10,609 for unnecessary roughness penalty last week versus the Broncos, per Rapoport.

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