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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Von Miller inactive, Rolando McClain active

By Bill Williamson

Von Miller is out, while Rolando McClain is in.

Denver deactivated Miller for Sunday’s game at Minnesota because of a thumb injury. Miller had surgery to repair ligaments he damaged last week in San Diego.

Miler said he would try to play since he practiced Friday with a cast on his hand. However, Denver coach John Fox told the NFL Network on Sunday that there was concern of an infection. Miller will likely try to play next week.

Miller has been the anchor of an improved defense in Denver. He has 10.5 sacks and is four off the rookie record.

McClain is active after missing the entire week of practice after being arrested on assault charges in his hometown in Alabama. McClain caught up with the team Friday and Oakland coach Hue Jackson has said McClain is remorseful.