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Broncos to be final team to visit Obama at White House

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Barack Obama is set to host his final Super Bowl champion at the White House as President of the United States.

Since he was elected in 2008, Obama has hosted meet-and-greets with the Steelers, Saints, Packers, Giants, Ravens, Seahawks and Patriots. On Monday afternoon, the Broncos will complete that list.

Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib told KUSA in Colorado that he has purchased a custom-fitted, $3,500 suit for the event.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how that looks," said Talib, the most boisterous Bronco in the locker room after the team's win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. "Meet Obama before he get up out (of there). Something I've never done before. With these guys, too, man, there are so many characters in this locker room, so just to be able to do something I've never done before with these guys, it will be a blast for us."

NFL Media's James Palmer relays that both Peyton Manning and Von Miller will be in attendance. One player who won't be there is former Broncos backup quarterback Brock Osweiler. Months after signing a mammoth deal with the Houston Texans, Osweiler announced Wednesday he will not be able to join his former teammates at The White House.

"The Broncos graciously extended an invitation for me to join them at The White House on Monday, but due to a scheduled OTA in Houston, I feel it is important to be at practice with my new teammates," Osweiler said in a statement obtained by Palmer. "It's a new offensive system for me and every practice and rep is extremely important. I am every appreciative of the Broncos wanting to include me on this special day."

Broncos general manager John Elway, who plans to attend Monday's event, told The Denver Post he had no hard feelings about Osweiler not attending. "It's his choice," he said.

The White House said in an advisory that the Broncos' visit will "continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to their communities."

The 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers were the first Super Bowl champion to visit the White House. The Steelers and MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates -- who also won a championship in 1979 -- visited in a dual ceremony in early 1980. Ronald Reagan succeeded Carter as president in 1981 and made Super Bowl teams visiting the White House a true tradition.

Obama also hosted events honoring the 1972 Dolphins and 1985 Chicago Bears, whose scheduled appearance with Reagan was cancelled after the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy in 1986.

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