Manning brothers working with new targets at Duke


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.