Wes Welker cleared to practice, Manning back from day off

Reuters

The Broncos are practicing in some bitterly cold conditions today, but they’re doing  so with two of the guys they need the most.

Quarterback Peyton Manning was back after getting his planned day off Wednesday, and wide receiver Wes Welker was back after missing Wednesday because of his concussion, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Welker will still have to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can play, but being cleared for practice is obviously a step in the right direction.

Now, all they have to do is worry about freezing before they get to Foxboro Sunday night, where it will doubtless be balmy.