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6-10, 3rd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Via the Broncos, a statement from Peyton Manning on Pat Bowlen, who died Thursday night: "My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Bowlen family. I met Mr. Bowlen for the first time when I played for the Indianapolis Colts and I was over in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl when he was also there at his Hawaiian home. I saw him several times throughout the years and had short, brief conversations with him that I really enjoyed. Coming to play here for Denver, even though his health was declining, I did enjoy a couple of conversations with Mr. Bowlen. In my first year in 2012, I was here a lot in the offseason. As soon as I signed with the Broncos, I was basically living at the facility—Studying film, rehabbing and working out. I was usually one of the last to leave the facility during that time. I say, ‘I thought I was the last to leave,' but Mr. Bowlen was still there. He'd usually be in the training room on the elliptical, and I would go in there and have conversations with him. He was asking me if we found a place to live yet, and I remember once I told him we found a place to live, he told me he used to live right near there, and we talked a little about that. Just short, brief conversations, and I enjoyed that time with him. It was an honor to play for Mr. Bowlen's organization, as I've said numerous times. I always had great respect for the Denver Broncos during my time playing for the Colts competing against his organization. So much of that credit goes to Pat Bowlen and his desire to be the best and to win. That had a lot to do with me signing with the Denver Broncos – That I knew Mr. Bowlen was all about winning and I knew the people that he had hired would carry on that tradition and legacy. It was a great decision to come play here—We still live here today. I'm grateful for Mr. Bowlen and the legacy that he's established with the Broncos, in the NFL and certainly in this Denver community. He will be missed by many. It was an honor to know Mr. Bowlen and a real pleasure to have played for his team – The Denver Broncos."

Wingo: Bowlen leaves 'players' owner' Bronco legacy (1:58)
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Bowlen, longtime Broncos owner, dies at age 75

Pat Bowlen, the longtime owner of the Denver Broncos who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, died late Thursday night at age 75.

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Broncos RB Lindsay (wrist) to be ready for camp

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that running back Phillip Lindsay, who is recovering from right wrist surgery, will be ready for full participation when training camp begins next month.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Archie and Peyton Manning were at Broncos' practice Wednesday. And Broncos coach Vic Fangio, a former New Orleans Saints' assistant coach (1986 to 1994) when Archie Manning was an analyst on the Saints' radio broadcasts, was asked about the visit after Wednesday's practice. Fangio offered this on Archie Manning's plight as a player with the struggling Saints of the 1970s: “I've known them both since 1986. Archie's the old sage and Archie … he's the best quarterback in that family. I've always said if he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers back when he played instead of (Terry) Bradshaw and he and Bradshaw switched places, Archie would have had all those Super Bowl rings and Bradshaw would have had to go through the agony of playing with the Saints in the ‘70s.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

After Wednesday's practice Broncos coach Vic Fangio said running back Phillip Lindsay will be ready to return to full participation for training camp. Lindsay has been recovering from wrist surgery and has not taken part in team's practices during the offseason. On his recovery, Lindsay said Wednesday: "I'm anxious to be out there with my teammates ... I feel like I'm very close, it's going to come down to the head coach and our training staff to make a decision and I trust them. For me I'm going to be ready when it's time, that's it, when they say 'let's go, let's go today,' I'll be ready.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Archie and Peyton Manning at Broncos practice Wednesday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos players have been very complimentary of quarterback Joe Flacco's work this offseason. But Tuesday linebacker Von Miller took it to the next level when asked about Flacco: "(He) looks like a Super Bowl MVP to me. He's throwing the ball -- (Tuesday) he rolled out and he had a play-action roll-out to the right and from the opposite 20 to like the opposite 15 -- he threw the ball far. Those are the type of plays we have to have ... He can throw the ball 80 yards easy ... he looks like a Super Bowl MVP.'' Flacco, however, has been far more low-key about the matter. When told some of what his teammates have said, Flacco said he thinks things are going well and then dead-panned: "I think they probably feel like they have to.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos starting defense, with Chris Harris Jr., Bryce Callahan and Kareem Jackson all in the formation at the same time, will have plenty of versatility in coverage. They've made things difficult on starting offense so far.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Right tackle Ju'Wuan James back in Broncos practice Tuesday — coach Vic Fangio said last week James had suffered a hip injury — and linebacker Todd Davis not practicing and has been excused.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos on the field Tuesday for the first day of their three-day mandatory minicamp and the horn has sounded for lightning in the area. So they will go indoors to get practice going.

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Peyton wants to 'stay connected' to the NFL

Two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning says he wants to "stay connected" to the NFL as he continues in the second chapter of his professional career.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos right tackle Ja'Wuan James was limited in Wednesday's practice. Coach Vic Fangio said James "tweaked'' his hip and was held out of some drills as a precaution. James was the Broncos' biggest signing in free agency with a $52 million deal.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio said after Wednesday's practice he would ease cornerback Chris Harris Jr. into practices over the next two weeks. Harris, who signed a new one-year deal Wednesday morning, had not participated in the Broncos' offseason work until Wednesday's practice. In the first workout Harris was limited to two snaps at a time in team drills. When it comes to learning the new defensive scheme Harris told Fangio he's a fast learner and Fangio said: "But I've got to see it, not hear it.'' When Harris did line up in 11-on-11 drills he was with the starters.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards230.919th
Rushing Yards119.212th
Points For20.624th
Points Against21.813th