The Denver Post - - SPORTS - — Nicki Jhab­vala, The Den­ver Post

Line­backer Von Miller was se­lected as the Broncos’ nom­i­nee for the 2017 Art Rooney Sports­man­ship Award, given to the player who “best demon­strates the qual­i­ties of on­field sports­man­ship, in­clud­ing fair play, re­spect for the game and op­po­nents and in­tegrity in com­pe­ti­tion.”

A panel of for­mer play­ers — War­rick Dunn, Cur­tis Martin, Karl Meck­len­burg and Leonard Wheeler — will se­lect eight fi­nal­ists, four from each con­fer­ence, from the list of 32 nom­i­nees. Those eight will be listed on the Pro Bowl bal­lot when play­ers vote Dec. 15 (a team can­not vote for its own player), and the win­ner will be an­nounced dur­ing the NFL Hon­ors show Feb. 3, the eve of Su­per Bowl LII. The win­ner will re­ceive a $25,000 do­na­tion from the NFL Foun­da­tion to a char­ity of his choice and a tro­phy to rec­og­nize the honor.

The award was es­tab­lished in 2014 in honor of Art Rooney Sr., the late found­ing owner of the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers. Past re­cip­i­ents are Ari­zona Car­di­nals re­ceiver Larry Fitzger­ald (2014), for­mer Oak­land Raiders safety Charles Wood­son (2015) and In­di­anapo­lis Colts run­ning back Frank Gore (2016).

Wil­liams signed away.

The New Or­leans Saints signed run­ning back Jonathan Wil­liams off the Broncos’ prac­tice squad. The Broncos added Wil­liams to the prac­tice squad in Septem­ber to a salary of $30,000 per week; the min­i­mum for prac­tice-squad play­ers in 2017 is $7,200. There is no max­i­mum.

A fifth-round pick by the Bills in 2016, Wil­liams played 11 games and rushed for 94 yards and one touch­down on 27 car­ries dur­ing his rookie sea­son.

Ede­bali re­leased.

The Broncos waived veteran out­side line­backer Kasim Ede­bali.

The fourth-year line­backer signed with the Broncos in March af­ter spend­ing the first three years of his NFL ca­reer in New Or­leans. The Broncos ac­quired him for help on spe­cial teams and for depth on the edge in the wake of DeMar­cus Ware’s re­tire­ment.

In nine games this sea­son, Ede­bali played 55 de­fen­sive snaps (6.1 per­cent of the de­fense) and 163 spe­cial-teams snaps (61.5 per­cent), sec­ond­most among lineback­ers be­hind Zaire An­der­son. He recorded one tackle and one quar­ter­back hit.

Den­ver now has an open spot on both the ac­tive ros­ter and the prac­tice squad.

Net­work change.

The NFL an­nounced Tues­day that the Broncos’ Week 13 game against the Dol­phins on Dec. 3 in Mi­ami will be aired on Fox in­stead of CBS, as orig­i­nally sched­uled. Kick­off re­mains at 11 a.m.

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