Peyton Manning returned to practice for the first time in a month but not to his starting job. That still belongs to Brock Osweiler, for at least another weekend.
Coach Gary Kubiak ruled out Manning for the Denver Broncos' showdown at Pittsburgh. But he said Manning took a "step in the right direction" in his return from a torn plantar fascia in his left foot Wednesday.
Kubiak said the plan was to increase Manning's workload Thursday. He wasn't about to prognosticate an eventual return to the lineup for the 18-year veteran.
"No, I couldn't make a judgment" based on one practice, Kubiak said. "I...