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Injury Update: Peyton Manning still limited, getting better

Check out the snaps from Friday's practice, where the Broncos' edge rushers were firing off the snap.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Peyton Manning's practice work was limited for a second consecutive day, but Head Coach John Fox said the quarterback was "improving" as he deals with a thigh injury that forced him back to the locker room for extra treatment early in practice one day earlier.

"Well, I haven't seen any cause for concern," said wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders after Friday's practice. "Obviously he had a really good day at practice today."

Added wide receiver Demaryius Thomas: "He looked fine to me. He'll be good by game time. A couple more days, he gets treatment, whatever he (has) got going on, he'll deal with that. I think by game time, he'll be ready to go."

Manning could have tight end Jacob Tamme at his disposal once again. After missing last week's game because of a rib cage injury, Tamme had limited practice work Thursday, but upgraded to a full workload Friday.

Also on the upswing is running back Juwan Thompson. He did not practice Thursday because of hip and knee injuries, but returned on a limited basis Friday.

Four other players were limited Friday: left tackle Ryan Clady (thigh), running back Ronnie Hillman (foot), center Will Montgomery (knee) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (cornerback).

Tight end Julius Thomas, offensive tackle Chris Clark, running back C.J. Anderson and wide receiver Cody Latimer joined Demaryius Thomas in having full practices Friday.

Demaryius Thomas' 6-catch, 123-yard performance at San Diego last Sunday showed he was all the way back from the bruised ankle he suffered in practice Dec. 3, but he nevertheless relished the extra day off the Broncos received this week, as their schedule was pushed back a day with no game until next Monday.

"It was big," Thomas said. "We've got a couple guys banged up here and there. Yesterday it helped. Some people don't think it [does], but it helps."

Two Broncos did not practice Thursday or Friday: offensive tackle Paul Cornick (toe) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot sprain). Marshall said that he worked in a pool Thursday, two days after he was able to ditch a walking boot after suffering his injury Sunday at San Diego.


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