ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — So much for Von Miller’s prediction of peaceful contract talks this offseason.

An impasse in negotiations has uncorked the startling possibility that the Super Bowl MVP could sit out the 2016 season.

It’s a remote possibility, to be sure, one that could harm his popularity and marketability that have skyrocketed since he wrecked the Carolina Panthers’ anticipated coronation at the Super Bowl.

But it’s an option should the sides fail to reach an agreement on a long-term contract over the next six weeks.

Miller has repeatedly said he wants to be a Bronco for life, but the sides aren’t talking after Miller’s camp declined to accept Denver’s offer by Tuesday night’s deadline set by the team.

Miller has skipped the Broncos offseason program, but he joined his teammates for their White House tour Monday and told reporters there had been progress in contract talks between his agent, Joby Branion, and the Broncos.

Thirty-six hours later, Denver shifted its focus to re-signing Emmanuel Sanders and Brandon Marshall.

EAGLES: Police are investigating an allegation that a member of the Philadelphia Eagles sexually assaulted a dancer at a strip club. Authorities would not identify the individual, but the team said wide receiver Nelson Agholor was under police investigation.

Police say the alleged assault occurred at Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club Thursday afternoon, the day the Eagles wrapped up their offseason workouts.

BENGALS: Cincinnati agreed to a deal with first-round pick William Jackson III.


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