Osweiler (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will serve as the Broncos' second-string quarterback in Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports. Osweiler's practice Friday was his first full session since injuring his knee during Denver's regular season finale. Although he's since lost his starting quarterback position to Peyton Manning, Osweiler will at least be available as the Broncos' backup Sunday versus the Steelers.
Osweiler (knee) did not practice Wednesday. That said, Osweiler was present at practice Wednesday, but his throwing was limited to the warm-up portion of the session. In any case, Peyton Manning is slated to start Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers, so in the event that Osweiler is available for the contest, he's slated to serve in a backup capacity.
Osweiler (knee) returned to practice Monday, ESPN.com reports. Osweiler hasn't practiced since injuring his knee during the Broncos' regular season finale. Although Peyton Manning has since been named Denver's starting quarterback, Osweiler at least appears likely to be available as the backup for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Coach Mike Kubiak expects Osweiler (knee) to return to practice Monday, 9News' Mike Klis reports. A return to practice Monday would put Osweiler safely on track to be ready for Denver's game after the bye. Peyton Manning remains locked back into the starting role, however, so Osweiler will merely serve as the backup.
Osweiler (knee) was rested for Thursday's practice and revealed that he's disappointed, yet supportive, of the Broncos' decision to start Peyton Manning at quarterback in the playoffs. Osweiler was injured during Sunday's regular season finale, but with the Broncos earning a first-round playoff bye, he was afforded a rest day in practice Thursday. That being said, Osweiler will return to the Broncos' second-string option at quarterback heading into their game next weekend, a demotion that Osweiler says won't impact his commitment to the team.
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