Posted Thu Apr 12th by Jon Heath
Since signing with Denver several weeks ago, quarterback Peyton Manning has been getting work in at the team’s Dove Valley facility and has been working out with his new teammates off-site of the team’s headquarters. Most notably, Manning has been throwing to third-year receiver Eric Decker, who says Manning’s arm “looks great”.
Getting work in early with Manning will be beneficial for Decker when the season rolls around, as Peyton noted to BroncoTV‘s Chris Hall on Wednesday.
“These workouts are so rewarding,” said Manning. “You know they’ll pay dividends for you in the fall — on third and five you’ll complete a pass pattern to Eric Decker and you’ll say ‘we worked on that back in April.'”
That’s great news for Decker, but as many fans have been asking, where is Demaryius Thomas? Thomas’ Twitter handle, @DemaryiusT, indicates that Thomas is in Georgia, at least as of Sunday. When will he be coming back to Denver? Presumably, on Friday — when the team begins voluntary offseason workouts.
Per Hall and CBSSports.com‘s Andrew Mason, the vast majority of the team is expected to show up on Friday to begin preparing for organized workouts with the new strength and conditioning coaches on Monday. Team OTA’s (practices) will start in May.
Check back on Monday as we’ll be watching the roll call at Dove Valley anticipating Thomas’ name being mentioned. Is it September yet?