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“I certainly know the rules, but I know there’s no rule that says a player can’t get better - at least I haven’t read that one. That’s what I was trying to do and I believe that is important, especially as you get older, in the offseason to try to seek out some things to try to make yourself a better player.”

Seeing the league’s only five-time MVP trying to improve impressed new defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who was lured to Denver by a three-year, $30 million offer from general manager John Elway and the chance to play with Manning, who’s intent on getting back to the Super Bowl this season following the Broncos‘ 43-8 loss to Seattle in February.

“Sometimes it doesn’t matter about accolades, it doesn’t matter if you were MVP or not, it’s what can I do to really get better for next season?” Ware said. “Peyton’s one of those types of guys that puts in that effort, not just on the field but off the field, trying to figure out, ‘What can I do to get better?’ Because he has a bad taste in his mouth from the last season and he doesn’t want it to happen again.”

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