Manning makes it through week of practice without any setbacks
Taking snaps Friday represented progress. Peyton Manning practiced a third consecutive day this week, leaving him available to be the Broncos’ backup quarterback Sunday.
Manning said the week went OK as he continues to work through torn plantar fascia in his left foot. After consecutive days of team practice leading up to the game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, he suffered a setback.
Manning has now stacked back-toback encouraging weeks together. He logged four individual workouts last
week — “They were intense,” said practice squad receiver Jordan Taylor, who caught passes — and three team practices this week. Manning took reps with the Broncos’ second-string offense and helped run the scout team as Brock Osweiler ran the first team.
Manning, 39, hasn’t been active on game day since leaving the Kansas City game in Denver on Nov. 15 after throwing his fourth interception.
“It was a good week, and we will move forward with this weekend,” coach Gary Kubiak said.
Peyton Manning waits his turn to throw at the start of practice Thursday as the 11-4 Broncos continued to prepare for their final game of the regular season, Sunday at home against San Diego. Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post