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Miller forges ahead without pass-rushing partner

4:01 PM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 2: Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos blitzes around the outside during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on December 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Von Miller has a couple of new pass-rushing partners. What he really needs with Elvis Dumervil bolting to Baltimore is a new nickname.

Upon joining the Denver Broncos in 2011, Miller proclaimed that Dumervil was "Batman," and that made him "Robin." But with Miller piling up 30 sacks over the last two seasons to Dumervil's 20½, "Doom & Gloom" became a more fitting moniker.

Dumervil signed with the Ravens as a free agent in March after a fax fiasco in Denver during a contract renegotiation, so Miller finds himself leading a group of players trying to replace Dumervil's production on the football field and his leadership in the locker room.

Miller said he ditched his offseason yoga regimen for more bench presses this year, and it shows.

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