Tramon Williams

Peyton Manning to return Sunday, but as backup for the Broncos' Brock Osweiler

Peyton Manning to return Sunday, but as backup for the Broncos' Brock Osweiler

Peyton Manning will be back in uniform Sunday, but not as Denver's starting quarterback.

Manning will serve as Brock Osweiler's backup when the Broncos (11-4) play San Diego (4-11) with a fifth consecutive AFC West title and fourth straight first-round bye on the line.

Coach Gary Kubiak said before the walk-through workout Wednesday night that Manning has made enough progress from a foot injury to take this next step.

"I'm happy to be more of a part of it now than just being in street clothes and kind of quarantined in the indoor facility and working out on my own," said Manning, whose last full practice was...

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