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Manning completed 21-of-27 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns during Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Making up for some lost practice time with wideout Emmanuel Sanders, Manning threw both of his touchdowns to the former-Steeler, scoring on plays of 67 and 29-yards. Unfortunately, Wes Welker was diagnosed with a concussion after the game, and with his history of head injuries, he is considered iffy for Week 1, taking away one of Manning's favorite weapons, especially in the red zone. That being said, Manning has plenty of bigger targets, so a drastic decline in expected production isn't warranted.

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Manning completed 12-of-14 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers.

Manning picked apart the 49ers in his two series, including going 8-for-8 on the second drive, while culminated in a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas. Manning seems to already be in midseason form, and he'll likely sit out the team's final preseason game to stay healthy for the season opener Sept. 7 against the Colts.

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The Denver Post would bet on Peyton Manning playing three more seasons.

Manning is 38 years old and his arm strength is a fraction of what it once was. But he's also playing the best football of his career and got a little rejuvenated by sitting out the 2011 season. Ultimately, how much longer Peyton plays will be determined by how sharply he regresses from last season's MVP performance. We're expecting only a mild decline this year, meaning he'll at least keep going through the 2015 season.

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Peyton Manning admitted that the strength in his throwing arm is still not where it was prior to neck surgery.

The nerves in Manning's neck and arm continue to rejuvenate slowly. "Maybe I can't throw the 100 mile-an-hour fastball anymore, but I can still strike you out, picking my spots, working the plate," he said. "I don't make the same kind of throws I used to make, I try to use the cerebral part, use my experience." That style was good enough for a record-breaking 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns last season. Arm strength is not a real factor when projecting Manning's numbers.

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The NFL will investigate whether Peyton Manning and Adam Gase broke any NFL rules while visiting Alabama coach Nick Saban last week.

The 2011 collective bargaining agreement prevents coaches and players from having individual meetings prior to the beginning of offseason programs. Saban admitted Gase and Manning were on campus together, but insisted Gase and Manning were not involved in any football related meetings together. It is unclear what punishment Manning or Gase would face if found guilty, but it would likely be a wrist slap at most.

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ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says Peyton Manning "might be asked to throw less so the offense can be more" this season.

We don't see it. The Broncos led the league by a wide margin in points per game (37.9), yards per game (457.3) and first downs (435) last season, earning the AFC's No. 1 seed for the second straight season. Why change what works? Manning projects to regress a bit off last year's record-setting campaign, but 4,600 yards and 35+ touchdowns on something around 600 attempts is the floor.

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Peyton Manning has been fully cleared following a Monday exam on his neck.

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Peyton Manning's neck exam with the Broncos' medical staff will take place on Monday.

Manning passed his exit physical and recently participated in a high-profile Pro-Am golf tournament. The Broncos may be holding their breath a bit before the exam, but no complications are expected. Manning has undergone four career neck surgeries, including a spinal fusion that cost him the entire 2011 season. On the off chance Monday's checkup does reveal additional neck problems, the Broncos could void Manning's $15 million base salary.

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Peyton Manning is expected to visit with doctors in Denver next week to evaluate his neck fusion.

Manning has said repeatedly that he intends on playing in 2014. He had a similar exam following the 2012 season and his physical isn't expected to reveal any issues with his surgically-repaired neck. "He should be fine," GM John Elway confirmed. Manning is set to make $15 million next season and is signed through 2016.

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer "guesses" Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will offer Peyton Manning a John Elway-style CEO role when Manning's playing days are over.

According to reporter Mary Kay Cabot, Haslam "loves" Manning, and the two are "great friends." Guessing Haslam hires Manning presupposes Haslam will avoid federal prison in the Pilot Flying J investigation. Even if Haslam ends up beating the feds and keeping the Browns, there's no telling how things might look in Cleveland by the time Manning retires. Haslam's tenure has thus far been marred by rash, hair-trigger decision making. He appears to have little idea of what he's doing.