Manning gets physical all-clear for 2014 season
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[March 04, 2014]
(Reuters) — Peyton Manning, who led
the Denver Broncos to an appearance in last month's Super Bowl, has been
fully cleared to play next season, according to a report on the National
Football League's website on Monday.
The 37-year-old quarterback's annual checkup was mandated as part
of the five-year, $96 million contract he signed in 2012 after
missing the 2011 NFL season following multiple surgeries on his
The examination was considered a formality since Manning played in
each of his team's 19 games during the 2013 campaign, which ended
with a loss to Seattle in the Super Bowl.
After getting the all-clear, Manning's $20 million salary becomes
guaranteed for the 2014 season, according to a report that cited a
source in the Broncos' organization.
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Manning, who set single-season records in the 2013 campaign for
touchdown passes and passing yards, is expected to take aim at Brett
Favre's career touchdowns record, needing 18 more to lead the
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; editing by Frank Pingue)
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