Ryan Lilja, Denver Broncos agree to one-year deal

Oct. 09, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs guard Ryan Lilja (65) seen on the sidelines against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos lost centers Dan Koppen and J.D. Walton for the season and the only player they had left capable of playing the position was Manny Ramirez, who generally plays guard, so it comes as no surprise that the team has lured veteran center Ryan Lilja out of retirement to reunite him with Peyton Manning.

From Mike Klis of the Denver Post:

Unlike most center and quarterback duos, Lilja and Manning will not need any time to get familiar with each other. Lilja played with the Colts from 2004 to 2009.

Lilja retired after last season’s 2-14 year with the Kansas City Chiefs (can you blame him?), but now he’s ready to give it another go with a much better team.

At just 31-years-old, Lilja has plenty left in the tank and he should be exactly what the Broncos need to anchor the center of their offensive line. Something tells me Peyton Manning just got a lot happier.

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