DENVER - The Denver Broncos have exercised their 2015 option on pass-rusher Von Miller.
He now has two years remaining on his rookie deal. He'll make $3.25 million this upcoming season and $9.754 million in 2015 if he's on the Broncos roster next March.
Miller was the second overall pick in 2011, when teams were given the option of a fifth year for first-round picks as part of the transition to a rookie wage scale that was introduced with the current collective bargaining agreement that year.
Teams have until Saturday to exercise that option.
Miller was John Elway's first draft pick and had 30 sacks his first two seasons, including a club record 18 1/2 in 2012. But his 2013 season began with a six-game drug suspension, included several off-the-field distractions and ended with a torn ACL in December that sidelined him for the Super Bowl.
Elway says he believes the 25-year-old Miller has matured and needs to put last year behind him.