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Elway says rest will be good for Manning _ eventually

The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December. The downside? September might not be so smooth. With longtime apprentice Brock Osweiler getting so many snaps this summer, Manning's work has been curtailed and the quarterback who has long despised taking a day — or even a play — off, was 8 for 15 for 52 yards in his preseason debut last week. Four possessions. Four punts. Sure, teammates dropped passes and committed costly penalties against Houston, but the league's only five-time MVP also showed some rust that he's normally brushed off by now. "Well, maybe it's not what he's...

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