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Manning brothers working with new targets at Duke

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tucked himself away at Duke University last offseason to rehab from neck surgery.

This offseason, he’s going there to get used to his newest teammate.

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Manning is working at Duke with new wide receiver Wes Welker, along with holdovers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.

Getting Welker integrated will be important, as the Broncos had a solid base of receiving talent in place. Thomas and Decker caught 179 passes last year, meaning Welker might not be able to match the 118 he caught for the Patriots last year.

Manning works at Duke under the eye of Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe, who was his offensive coordinator at Tennessee.

He also coached Eli Manning at Ole Miss, and Eli brought Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Louis Murphy along with him to play pitch-and-catch.

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19 Responses to “Manning brothers working with new targets at Duke”
  1. floratiotime says: Apr 11, 2013 9:00 AM

    Say what you will about the Mannings, but they’re all football all the time. They sweat the details.

  2. arlingtonsynn says: Apr 11, 2013 9:18 AM

    Mannings x 2 throwing in NC. Brady throwing with Amendola in Cali. RG3 Training and rebuilding the strength in his knee for next season.

    Meanwhile…. Mark Sanchez is comfortable in his bed in NYC.

  3. watchfullhose says: Apr 11, 2013 9:20 AM

    Man – I wish my team worked out together on their own time.

  4. thehouseofho says: Apr 11, 2013 9:40 AM

    Just by going to Duke on their own time with the Mannings, show Welker and Murphy to be utmost professionals by wanting to assimilate with their new teams ASAP. Hopefully, the work they put in now will yield great results and chemistry during the season.

  5. logicailvoicesays says: Apr 11, 2013 9:44 AM

    Since both Mannings are falling further and further behind RG3 and the Redskins, that whole family needs all the help it can get.

  6. sgne33 says: Apr 11, 2013 9:49 AM

    Welker, Thomas, decker, Cruz, nicks, and… Murphy..
    One of these things is not like the others…

  7. essentialsausage says: Apr 11, 2013 9:54 AM

    Was Cooper there?

  8. whatnojets says: Apr 11, 2013 9:55 AM

    You think by now the Manning bunch would know how to throw a football

  9. Just a Fan says: Apr 11, 2013 9:56 AM

    These guys are true Pros. Give credit to the receivers too. Receivers get the “Diva” tag a lot, but these guys are trying to win. Brady will be tossing to Sanders too. Add Kevin Kolb preparing for his Superbowl run to that list also…………..lol

  10. jimmyt says: Apr 11, 2013 10:03 AM

    arlingtonsynn, Brady does not deserve to be mentioned with the Manning bros.

  11. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Apr 11, 2013 10:22 AM

    Arlington……Nice! Sanchez sawing logs!

  12. bigbluemagoo says: Apr 11, 2013 11:43 AM

    3 on 3 ManningBowl at Duke?!?!

  13. buccaboo says: Apr 11, 2013 1:04 PM

    Hey Josh Freeman, quit reading PFT and get yer ass on the field with your team mates

  14. dman6015 says: Apr 11, 2013 2:20 PM

    THIS SUCKS! Welker should still be with the Patriots, but the Moron Twins – Kraft and Belichick – are just too stupid to care.

  15. beauregard says: Apr 11, 2013 2:57 PM

    Peyton Manning will be unstoppable throwing to that trio of receivers. Well, at least during the regular season.

  16. gpete1962 says: Apr 11, 2013 3:07 PM

    Since both Mannings are falling further and further behind RG3 and the Redskins, that whole family needs all the help it can get.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The reality is RG’s knees are all done and so are the “Dead Skins.”

    Shanahan ruined that kid’s NFL career along with any chance of reviving the team. When’s the next time you get a #1 pick?

  17. bbk1000 says: Apr 11, 2013 5:52 PM

    Am I the only person who thinks Cutcliffe is a cool name?

  18. giantsfaninphilly says: Apr 11, 2013 9:02 PM

    Thumbs up to the receivers! Could be making rap video’s instead…see Desean Jackson!!

  19. Savage Lizard says: Apr 12, 2013 11:37 AM

    Meanwhile, plenty of other players conduct offseason workouts but we don’t hear about them because they aren’t in the media darling Manning family. The amount of fawning over these two is just embarrassing. But it feeds the narrative that these two (especially Peyton) care so much more than everyone else, work so much harder.

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