Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm
Following a Monday consultation with noted foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., it was recommended that Manning spend at least the next week in a walking cast. After the cast is removed, he will begin additional rehabilitation on his injured foot, the story said. Brock Osweiler will start in place of Manning.
NFL Media's James Palmer reported Monday that Osweiler will again start at quarterback when Denver meets the New England Patriots next Sunday. Osweiler will start in place of Peyton Manning, who is dealing with a painful case of plantar fasciitis, in addition to a rib injury.
Osweiler made the first start of his career on Sunday, throwing two touchdown passes without an interception in an 17-15 win over the Chicago Bears. The game was played on Osweiler's 25th birthday.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Manning may not get his job back if Osweiler performs well in what amounts to an in-season audition. A date against the undefeated defending champions looms as the biggest test of Osweiler's career, the story added.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk is reporting that Peyton Manning not only intends to get healthy and play this season, but he also plans to play in 2016.
Manning has sore ribs and a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He was inactive Sunday against the Bears and didn't travel to Chicago.
Manning has struggled mightily this season with nine touchdowns compared to 17 interceptions. He has completed 58.3 percent of his passes and has a rating of 67.6. It seems like a stretch that Manning, at his age with his injuries, would go to a new team and learn a whole new system, especially considering his struggles this season.
Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm
Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot, rib cage, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. Brock Osweiler will get the start in Week 11. In a quarter and a half of play, Osweiler completed 14-of-24 passes for 146 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The Broncos were in catch-up mode, so don’t expect the team to be that pass heavy against the Bears.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot, rib cage) missed practice again Thursday. Brock Osweiler will get the start in Week 11. In a quarter and a half of play, Osweiler completed 14-of-24 passes for 146 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The Broncos were in catch-up mode, so don’t expect the team to be that pass heavy against the Bears.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm
Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot, rib cage) did not practice Wednesday. Brock Osweiler will get the start in Week 11. In a quarter and a half of play, Osweiler completed 14-of-24 passes for 146 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The Broncos were in catch-up mode, so don’t expect the team to be that pass heavy against the Bears.
Beat writer Troy E. Renck on the struggles of the Denver running game:
Ronnie Hillman made some good cuts but was neutralized. And C.J. Anderson finished with two carries. Kansas City showed Peyton Manning no respect. The Chiefs squatted on short passing routes, crowded the line of scrimmage, creating few openings for the Broncos to run or pass. The offensive line remains wildly inconsistent. This week provides an interesting scenario. I would expect the Broncos to ask Brock Osweiler to manage the game, meaning more reliance on the run against a week Bears' rush defense, followed by a handful of play-action shots down field. If the Broncos don't run well against Chicago, it should be a chilling concern.
Kubiak informed the team Monday afternoon that Brock Osweiler will start this week.
“All of our full attention is going to be to getting Peyton back and healthy,” Kubiak said. "That decision has been made. I know that's the best decision for him, to get him back and healthy, and we need to know where we're heading this week with Brock and get our football team ready to play Chicago.”
Manning, 39, has never missed a game in the middle of a season because of injury. He was inactive the entire 2011 season while recovering from four neck surgeries while with the Indianapolis Colts.
Manning will not practice this week, and he will be inactive on Sunday.
The team has not made any determinations about Manning’s status beyond Week 11, the story said. Manning is currently dealing with an issue to the plantar fascia in his foot. Kubiak said Manning was extremely sore after the Broncos game against the Colts, and Manning was pulled from Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the third quarter after throwing his fourth interception. Rookie Trevor Siemian will back up Osweiler on Sunday.
Plantar fascia is the tissue connects a person's heel to their toes, and can cause immense pain and swelling when disturbed.
Essentially, Manning had no arch in one of his feet against the Chiefs on Sunday, severely limiting his ability to create power or push from his lower body.
Manning amassed a 0.0 quarterback rating and hurled four awful interceptions, eventually getting replaced by Brock Osweiler so it perhaps explains some of the struggles against KC. Manning's status for Week 11 is now in doubt meaning Osweiler could get the start. It's an early afternoon matchup at Chicago, which is a fairly favorable matchup. Osweiler certainly will have some weapons to work with and may have QB2 potential when our rankings come out.
On Saturday, a fourth was listed. In addition to the foot injury he's been dealing with "for a couple of weeks now," according to coach Gary Kubiak, Manning also has a rib cage injury.
"He looked good, threw the ball around good and moved good," Kubiak said Friday, before the rib cage injury was announced. "He had a good day."
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is promising to get new tight end Vernon Davis more involved in the offense.
Which is good, because Davis could hardly be less involved than he was in his first game as a Bronco, when he was limited to half a dozen snaps and no catches. Obviously, that wasn’t what Kubiak had in mind when the Broncos traded for Davis, but Kubiak said Davis’s limited playing time was largely because the Broncos fell behind early and had to play no-huddle most of the game, and Davis doesn’t know the offense well enough yet to know all of Peyton Manning’s calls at the line.
“Yeah, he’s definitely going to play more,” Kubiak said of Davis. “We got down and got into some hurry-up verbiage at the line of scrimmage. Those are the things that he wasn’t up with us on, so that’s why he kind of got the lost [snaps] there at times. He’s much more available this week from the standpoint of what he knows.”
There is some potential for Davis in Denver but he needed some time to learn the offense. He'll also have to deal with Owen Daniels at the position. For now, a wait-and-see approach is probably the best approach.
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Manning should play, though HC Gary Kubiak didn’t sound completely confident. The limited practice is a good sign.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm
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