Peyton Manning is ready to practice with his teammates. He's still not sure when he'll dress for a game.
On Monday, less than two hours after being activated from the physically unable to perform list, Manning told reporters it was the next step in his recovery from neck surgery in May. He would not provide details about what issues must be resolved before the Sept. 11 season-opener at Houston.
The team said Manning will practice on a "scripted" and controlled basis with teammates this week. He is not expected to play in Thursday night's preseason finale at Cincinnati and he reiterated that point Monday.
The fact that he's practicing is a step in the right direction. It seems unlikely that he would be ready for week one at this point, but stranger things have happened.