Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) yells at referees after there Broncos were accessed a timeout in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning would rather be practicing than watching

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was hit low on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers and had an MRI on Monday on his ankle. He sat out practice on Wednesday, but that could have been more about rest than his ankle.

I always like to be out there, be out there with your teammates,” Manning said, via Jeff Legwold of “You certainly want to be out there, in my opinion, to keep your timing with your receivers.”

Though a veteran quarterback like Manning has some rapport with his receivers and let back up Brock Osweiler get some reps in.

“We certainly talked about it Monday about what the plan was,” Manning said. ”I don’t [know] if it’s an age bracket thing or what. I’ve made a lot of adjustments in these past two years, you know, at this point in time in my career and this is just another one of them. I think it makes [sense] and I’ll be better for it.”

When asked about Manning’s status for Sunday, interim coach Jack Del Rio said, “No doubt in my mind there. … He’ll be ready to go.”

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  • Tim Johns

    He will be there. I believe this game is either a very low scoring game, cause KC cant score points and i believe that the denver defense is better now than it was 4 weeks ago, and thats one difference. But on the other side, I would not be shocked to see Den put up 45 pts on this team. It just depends on protection. If they cant get pressure on Manning, its over. He has been hit quite a bit from defenses, but yet, the lowest score Den has had is 28pts. That should be a concern. I expect a run game to be a difference as well.