The Broncos received their AFC championship rings Monday night.
Will Peyton Manning (above, right) ever wear his?
“Probably not,” the NFL MVP said.
Add it to the trophy case. But not the jewelry drawer.
After the first day of mini-camp on Tuesday, Manning said he addressed the team at a banquet that honored their AFC title. Broncos great Tom Jackson also spoke, according to the quarterback.
“It feels like college when it comes to the alumni,” Manning said of the Broncos often welcoming their former players back into the fold. Steelers great Rod Woodson (above, left) isn’t a former Bronco, but the Hall of Famer observed practice and chatted with John Fox as part of the Bill Walsh minority internship program.
Other news from mini-camp included the Broncos signing first-round draft pick Bradley Roby. The Ohio State product promptly celebrated his first contract by laying out wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on a pass play. Sanders and Roby were breaking to the ball, and Sanders got the worst of it. Sanders popped up and raced back to the line of scrimmage. Me thinks the Broncos have big plans for Sanders, so it’s good he popped up.
The Broncos defense won the day.
Peyton Manning won a ring, but he won’t wear it. Not that kind of ring, at least.