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NFL notes: After blasting Von Miller, Broncos coach defends him
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Denver Broncos coach John Fox came to Von Miller's defense Thursday, 24 hours after publicly expressing frustration in his suspended star over multiple traffic transgressions.

Fox said the team is helping Miller stay out of trouble any way it can, and he pointed out that the All-Pro linebacker's infractions were nothing more serious than traffic citations.

Miller was arrested when he tried to purchase a weapon last month and a routine background check revealed an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on traffic charges from last year. He also was pulled over near his suburban Denver home last week and cited for speeding and driving with a suspended license.

A third citation surfaced in California late Wednesday.

"Let me just say, anything that can be done, we're doing," Fox said. "I think in a good way, some of this is getting cleaned up. I would remind people it is TRAFFIC citations.

"I've had multiple traffic tickets, to be honest with you," Fox added. "It's just a matter of handling it, getting it paid for because people want their money and handling that the right way, and we're helping him to that."

Romo to play through rib injury

Tony Romo played through broken ribs to help keep the season afloat for Dallas in 2011. His injury isn't as serious this time, which means the task doesn't appear as daunting for the Cowboys quarterback.

Romo has bruised ribs after he was crunched between two defenders late in the first half of a 36-31 win over the New York Giants in the opener. He played the second half and says he's just dealing with soreness heading into Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Te'o unlikely to play Sunday vs. Eagles

San Diego linebacker Manti Te'o is a longshot to be in uniform Sunday vs. Philadelphia. The second-round pick from Notre Dame hasn't practiced since spraining his right foot Aug. 8.

But he no longer wears a walking boot on his right foot and his running and change-of-direction movements have increased significantly. —

Week 2 schedule

Thursday

• New England 13, N.Y. Jets 10

Sunday

• Dallas at Kansas City, 11 a.m.

• Tennessee at Houston, 11 a.m.

• Washington at Green Bay, 11 a.m., Ch. 13

• Minnesota at Chicago, 11 a.m.

• St. Louis at Atlanta, 11 a.m.

• San Diego at Philadelphia, 11 a.m., Ch. 2

• Miami at Indianapolis, 11 a.m.

• Cleveland at Baltimore, 11 a.m.

• Carolina at Buffalo, 11 a.m.

• Detroit at Arizona, 2:05 p.m.

• New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 2:05 p.m.

• Jacksonville at Oakland, 2:25 p.m.

• Denver at N.Y. Giants, 2:25 p.m., Ch. 2

• San Francisco at Seattle, 6:30 p.m., Ch. 5

Monday

• Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m., ESPN

NFL notes • Denver's Fox reminds critics it's just traffic tickets.
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