4 roster options for the Buffalo Bills after Von Miller’s knee injury

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Place Von Miller on injured reserve and sign a player from the practice squad

Another option for the Buffalo Bills would be to place Von Miller on injured reserve, which creates a roster spot on the 53-man roster and the Bills then could sign Mike Love or Kingsley Jonathan and not have to worry about the restrictions on elevating players from the practice squad.

If the injury for Von Miller is considered season-ending, this would be the logical option.

However, if Miller is able to return then the timeline becomes a potential issue. It seems like they are going to wait a few weeks to make a final decision and if the Bills were to place him on injured reserve at that point, he is out for at least the next four games from that point forward.

That means the Bills would almost certainly not have Von Miller for the remainder of the regular season but could potentially bring him back for the playoffs.