Peyton Manning knows that at age 37, he’s long in tooth and short on time, at least by NFL standards. Yet, the annual influx of 22-year-olds who are ever-stronger, ever-fitter and ever-faster have him feeling like a youngster himself.
Peyton Manning’s health is no longer the big issue in Denver. Now, it’s whether his offensive teammates can stay on the field with him.
Everybody at Broncos headquarters is operating under the assumption Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady will return to Denver in time for training camp with a new contract and a clean bill of health in hand. Everybody except for Chris Clark, that is.
Willis McGahee skipped each of the Broncos’ 10 “voluntary” practices over the last month but showed up for the start of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.
Denver Broncos backup tackle Chris Clark signed his $1.32 million restricted free agent tender on Wednesday.
Chris Gronkowski became an unrestricted free agent after the Denver Broncos declined to issue a contract tender to the third-year fullback Friday.