NFL roundup: Broncos' Miller reportedly faces four-game suspension

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Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller could be suspended four games by the NFL, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.
It is not clear which policy Miller is accused of violating because the suspension is under appeal.
Miller has gone to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. He had 11.5 sacks in 2011 and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Last season, he had 18.5 sacks and was named a first-team All-Pro. He was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2011 draft.
Miller is scheduled to earn $2.284 million in base salary this season. A four-game suspension would cost Miller $537,441 from his salary. He was also the recipient of a $13.773 million signing bonus. The team will likely look to recoup more than $200,000 of that.
Last week, the Broncos suspended personnel executives Tom Heckert and Matt Russell stemming from their recent drunk-driving-related arrests.

---Cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers, voiding the trade that would've sent him to the NFC champions from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The pending trade was voided and Wright's contract rights are again held by the Buccaneers, who are expected to release the veteran.
Wright played one season in Tampa Bay after signing as a free agent. The Buccaneers gave him a five-year, $37.5 million deal. He played in 10 games, finishing with 37 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception. He was suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy and arrested on suspicion of DUI.

---Robert Griffin III said he was cleared by doctors to practice, meeting his stated goal in May minicamp to be ready for training camp by returning from his second ACL surgery to rejoin the Washington Redskins.
Griffin announced via Twitter at 11 a.m. ET: "Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in. Thank you for your support & See you in Richmond."
Coach Mike Shanahan said he would evaluate Griffin's health with regular and ongoing input from the Redskins' medical staff.

---The New York Jets signed rookie quarterback Geno Smith to a four-year, $5 million deal, the team announced.
After a series of controversies surrounding the former West Virginia star, Smith is finally signed on with the team that drafted him in the second round.

---The NFL and the NFLPA are closer to agreeing on an HGH testing policy that could be implemented this season, according to the NFL Network.
The two sides have been negotiating since the latest collective bargaining agreement was hammered out in 2011, but had not made much progress in talks until recently.
USA Today first reported the NFLPA sent a memo to players informing them to expect a blood draw on the first day of the training camp for the HGH population study.

---Offensive lineman Travelle Wharton had his contract terminated by the Cincinnati Bengals. Signed by the team last offseason, Wharton suffered a season-ending knee injury during the preseason.
The 10th-year veteran last played in 2011, starting all 16 games for the Carolina Panthers.

---The Houston Texans signed rookie safety D.J. Swearinger and offensive tackle Brennan Williams to contracts, the Houston Chronicle reported.
With Swearinger and Williams aboard, the Texans have all nine of their draft picks under contract.

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