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Broncos vs Steelers injury report: Peyton Manning 'moved around well' in return to practice

Peyton Manning: The Force awakens?

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The Denver Broncos got an all-time great back at practice in Peyton Manning and though there are plenty of people doubting his ability to come back and play at a high level, it is clear that many of the people inside that locker room are anxious to see him return.

Gary Kubiak on how he looked today said, "He did fine. Just passed him talking to him just now, but we basically did individual and did a couple periods. Took a seven-on-seven period, the defensive periods, so took a step today. We'll take a look at tomorrow and probably maybe do a little bit more tomorrow. Just day-by-day right now, but a step back in the right direction today."

Max Garcia was one player in particular was excited to see him return.

"It was good. It was really good seeing him out there," Garcia sad, "We all know that he's been working extremely hard to get back on the field with us. Just seeing him out there throwing the ball and taking some reps during practice, it was good to see that. It was encouraging. We know that we're going to need him, so the sooner [he's back], the better."

Win or lose, next week is going to be an interesting conversation outside of Dove Valley as Kubiak is finally forced into making a decision on two healthy quarterbacks.

On the other side of the fence, the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking relatively healthy. They have a lot of guys who did not participate today, but I would expect a good chunk of those guys to be game ready come Sunday. Brock Osweiler is going to bring his best game, as well as that No Fly Zone of a defense.

Here is the full Week 15 injury report.

Denver Broncos

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
C.J. Anderson RB Ankle DNP
Owen Daniels TE Knee/Knee DNP
Todd Davis ILB Shoulder DNP
Evan Mathis G Ankle DNP
Lerentee McCray OLB Hamstring DNP
Darian Stewart S Hamstring DNP
T.J. Ward S Ankle DNP
Omar Bolden S Hamstring LIMITED
David Bruton Jr. S Knee LIMITED
Andre Caldwell WR Quadricep LIMITED
Bennie Fowler WR Ankle LIMITED
Cody Latimer WR Hamstring LIMITED
Peyton Manning QB Foot LIMITED
Danny Trevathan ILB Concussion LIMITED
Ryan Harris T Knee FULL
Ronnie Hillman RB Foot FULL
Emmanuel Sanders WR Finger FULL
Vance Walker DE Shoulder FULL
DeMarcus Ware OLB Back FULL
Sylvester Williams NT Ankle FULL

Pittsburgh Steelers

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Bud Dupree LB Back DNP
William Gay CB NIR DNP
James Harrison LB NIR DNP
Heath Miller TE Rib DNP
Mike Mitchell S Shoulder DNP
Matt Spaeth TE Knee DNP