Manning & Brady: Roads to Glory
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have taken two very different paths to iconic status. Judy Battista and Albert Breer explain. READ
Manning has been known throughout his career to take every practice rep available, but things are shifting with the veteran now in his 16th season. Manning has sat out several Wednesday practices, likely in an effort to take stress off his ailing ankles. Manning last took part in a Wednesday practice on Oct. 16.
Wide receiver Wes Welker and tight end Julius Thomas also were held out of practice, according to multiple sources. USA Today reported that Welker -- who suffered a concussion in Sunday's win over the Chiefs-- was seen heading to the weight room area with a strength coach after the stretching period. Thomas is considered day to day with a knee strain.