ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- *Quarterback Peyton Manning and offensive tackle Ryan Clady saw limited work Thursday as the Broncos began preparations in earnest for their *Monday Night Football clash at Cincinnati.
Manning said he "felt okay" after leaving to receive additional treatment on the thigh he injured Sunday. Manning went back inside during the period of practice that was open to media.
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"Well, yeah, I mean, I was out for part of it," Manning said. "I guess I left during part of the time y'all were there so I could get some treatment. But yeah I was limited in participation today."
The illness that hindered him in San Diego on Sunday is now gone, and the only concern is the thigh injury.
As expected, linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot) and offensive tackle Paul Cornick (toe) did not practice Thursday. Running back Juwan Thompson joined them; he has hip and knee injuries. Thompson has practiced with a knee injury for much of the season; he incurred the hip problem in the past week.
Practicing on a limited basis Thursday, along with Clady and Manning, were tight end Jacob Tamme (rib cage), center Will Montgomery (knee), running back Ronnie Hillman (foot sprain) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (shoulder).
Tamme's work was a sign of progress after he missed Sunday's game because of the injury. Hillman's progress is also promising, and his potential return could be helpful, especially if Thompson's hip and knee injuries prevent him from playing.
Five other players were listed on the injury report, but had a full practice Wednesday, led by wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, tight end Julius Thomas and running back C.J. Anderson, all of whom have grappled with ankle injuries in recent weeks.
Wide receiver Cody Latimer also practiced for the first time since suffering a concussion in practice two weeks ago. He was cleared through the NFL's post-concussion protocol.
Playing on Monday allows the Broncos a rare two consecutive days of rest before they resumed on-field work.
"I think it's good for everybody at this time of year," Manning said. "Everybody, not just me, is dealing with different things physically. So if you can get a little extra time to take care of your body, treatment or what not, I think guys took advantage of that and hopefully that'll pay off for us."
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