"I think that he's going to be there on (April) 18th," Talib told ESPN.com. "The last time I talked to him, he was going to be on his way to Denver on the 18th with everybody else."
He added: "I don't think Von's mad about that franchise tag at all. He's confident in himself, that a good deal will happen one way or the other, whether it's this year or whether it's next year."
It's a strange situation for a player. On one hand, you are earning nearly 10 percent of your team's salary cap, second only to Thomas' $15.2 million cap hit next season and $30.3 million worth of dead money. Everyone else on the roster is envious of that game check.
But on the other, players like Miller know the guarantees in a franchise deal are less than a third of the guaranteed money they would get on a long-term deal. Injuries loom large. Those who survive a season on the franchise tag often breathe a sigh of relief.
So it goes for Miller, who is still a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, another potential roadblock during Denver's offseason program.
Based on Talib's comments, Miller seems like a team-first player; someone who understands that his role is more important than that of the quarterback at this point. Arriving on Monday would go a long way toward proving it.