Ryan Lindley threw for two touchdowns for Arizona in a 32-24 victory over Denver on Thursday night that capped a wild offseason for the Broncos.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 25 of 34 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown, but there were some key mistakes for the first team offense in the Broncos 27-26 win Saturday night.
That’s what 18 months as No. 18’s understudy looks like. Brock Osweiler followed Peyton Manning’s cameo appearance Thursday night with his most productive day in a Broncos uniform in Denver’s 10-6 preseason win at San Francisco.
Shaun Phillips has forced enough fumbles in his day that he doesn’t mind the occasional cleanup job of just pouncing on the ball and safely recovering it. He got a little more than that in the Broncos’ 10-6 exhibition win against the 49ers.
His throws are much stronger in his second season in Denver. His passes zip through defenders’ grasps and into his receivers’ waiting hands to the oohs and ahhs of his teammates and coaches.
D.J. Williams is no longer a Bronco. The team released him on Monday, a day before the start of the NFL’s free agency period.
Former Broncos Long Snapper Lonie Paxton didn’t take long to find a new passion after he was released by the team.
If Peyton Manning is sore, he’s not saying. If his arm is less than it used to be, well, he said, “It is what it is.”
If Peyton Manning is eager or edgy or excited about his return from last year’s forced sabbatical, he’s certainly not tipping his hand.
Quarterback Brock Osweiler was supposed to be the rookie from Arizona State to watch for Denver on Thursday. Instead, his former college teammate Omar Bolden made the night’s biggest play.