Peyton Manning, Brandon Marshall, and T.J. Ward return to practice after bye

The bye week appears to have been just what the doctor ordered for the Broncos, who have several key players back at practice on Monday. Peyton Manning was held out of practice last week but is back on the field, while Brandon Marshall is practicing for the first time since suffering a Lisfranc injury three weeks ago.

T.J. Ward (neck) also returned after missing the regular season finale, and along with Marshall, is said to be looking good. David Bruton and Orlando Franklin, who were concussed against Oakland, have apparently progressed enough to do conditioning work today.

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