Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was one of eight players the team held out of Monday’s practice to rest. Manning has been held out of practices previously in his time with the Broncos as a result of injury, most notably ankle injuries in 2013, but Monday was the first time new head coach Gary Kubiak has instituted the team’s plan to give the 39-year-old quarterback a break once in a while.
“I know it’s hard on him, we all know that," Kubiak said. “But I think he understands what we want to do."
Cornerback Aqib Talib, cornerback Chris Harris Jr., safety T.J. Ward, linebacker Von Miller, guard Louis Vasquez, tight end Owen Daniels and linebacker DeMarcus Ware were the other veteran players who were held out of Monday's workout.