After missing four games due to a foot injury, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has practiced for two straight days. Coach Gary Kubiak likes what he has seen.
“[A] little bit more, a few more periods,” Kubiak told reporters regarding Manning’s workload. “He got in the grouping-type stuff, got in the noise, so to speak, as we had talked. Yeah, he did a little bit more. He looked good. It went well.”
With Manning running the scout team, Brock Osweiler continues to get the first-team reps with the team’s offense.
“Peyton has been taking the defensive stuff for us, and again, a lot of individual [work],” Kubiak said. “We’ve done a lot of individual with him and stuff. His progression from one day to the next has been good. . . . I’m just focused on watching him work, really more than anything. That’s the biggest thing. Watching his individual periods, watching him throw, watching him work and move around today. I like the progression. I like the way he’s coming along.”
Kubiak said Manning won’t be active this week at Pittsburgh. So the next question is whether the increased practice time will result in Manning being ready to play in Week 16, when the Bengals come to town for a Monday night game.