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Miller declares he won’t play under franchise tag

Denver linebacker Von Miller expressed his toughest sentiments yet about his contract situation by insisting he won't play in 2016 if the Broncos keep the franchise tag on him.Miller is disillusioned that he and the Broncos have been unable to re...

Denver linebacker Von Miller expressed his toughest sentiments yet about his contract situation by insisting he won’t play in 2016 if the Broncos keep the franchise tag on him.
Miller is disillusioned that he and the Broncos have been unable to reach an agreement on a long-term deal. Denver placed the franchise tag on Miller in March but the two sides are now at a stalemate in contract negotiations.
The Super Bowl 50 MVP used his Instagram account to convey his stance.
“I love my Teammates, Coaches, and My Fans but there is “No Chance” I play the 2016 season under the Franchise tag,” Miller wrote.
The Broncos offered Miller a six-year, $114.5 million deal but it was turned down because Miller and his representatives weren’t happy with the amount of guaranteed money in the offer. Denver offered $38.9 million in guaranteed money over the first two years with a potential of $58 million overall.
Without an agreement, Miller would be left to play the 2016 season under a $14.129 million franchise tag.
The situation became more complex earlier this week when Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox signed a reported six-year, $103 million deal that included $63 million in guaranteed money. The guaranteed dollars are the most for a non-quarterback in NFL history.
The Broncos agreed to terms with linebacker Brandon Marshall on a four-year contract extension, the team announced on Tuesday.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but the NFL Network noted that the deal is worth $32 million, with $20 million guaranteed and another $10 million serving as a signing bonus.
Marshall had a second-round, $2.553 million tender placed on him by the Broncos earlier this summer. The sides had until Wednesday to come into agreement.

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