Manning glad first game is out of the way

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The plan is for Manning to play the first half against Seattle and into the third quarter against San Francisco on Aug. 26 before sitting out the exhibition finale at Arizona altogether while the Broncos determine who, among Hanie, rookie Brock Osweiler and Adam Weber, wins the backup QB job.

All three had their moments in Chicago: Hanie led a touchdown drive. Osweiler led the third-stringers on two TD drives and Weber threw a 25-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter.

Notes: Fox said LB Danny Trevathan (ankle), FB Chris Gronkowski (groin) and OL Chris Clark (groin) weren’t seriously hurt in the game. … Newly signed LB Keith Brooking will get his first contact work in when the Broncos return to Dove Valley for two practices Saturday.


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