When the Broncos take the field for their first training camp practice Thursday morning, the count begins. The pitch count, that is.
How often quarterback Peyton Manning throws the ball in the coming weeks will be monitored.
With Manning coming off a missed 2011 season that included a fourth neck surgery, it's expected he will do more in the coming practices than he will later into the preseason and into the regular season.
When asked Wednesday if Manning's workload would be regulated in the coming days and weeks, Broncos coach John Fox said: "We haven't really gotten too deep into that. (But) I think he's pretty strong. At some phase in camp, the season, typically that does occur."