The Denver Broncos continue their NFL preseason schedule with a matchup against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. While exhibition games don't mean much, the contest is Bills linebacker Von Miller's first opportunity to play against his former team since he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 2021.
Many of Miller's former teammates are happy to see him back, including Broncos running back Melvin Gordon. In fact, the veteran rusher was so excited to see Miller that he decided to ambush the Texas A&M product with a koala-like hug from behind during pre-game warm-ups.
Fortunately, the NFL's cameras captured the moment and uploaded it to their Twitter account.
Fortunately for Gordon, the feeling of excitement was mutual on Miller's end. Just by watching the above video, you can tell how close their bond is despite only spending one-and-a-half seasons together.
The second overall pick at the 2011 NFL Draft, Miller spent the first 10.5 years of his career in the Mile High City before he was sent to Hollywood last fall. After winning Super Bowl LVI with the Rams, Miller then parlayed that experience into a six-year, $120 million deal with the Bills this offseason.
With both men being seasoned veterans, it'll be interesting to see how many opportunities they'll get to face each other during Saturday's preseason meeting. Regardless of the outcome, you can bet that Miller and Gordon won't forget their pre-game interaction any time soon.
Broncos vs Bills Odds (Aug. 20)
Gordon's Broncos are major underdogs heading into their matchup against Miller's Bills. FanDuel Sportsbook lists Buffalo as the 7-point home favorite with -110 odds to cover the spread less than five minutes before kickoff.
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