Manning and Demaryius Thomas to sit out in Seattle

Osweiler will start Friday against the Seahawks and operate the Broncos’ first-team offense. Running back C.J. Anderson and the Broncos’ first-team offensive line is expected to play. But number one receiver Demaryius Thomas is expected to sit along with several other veterans, including tight end Owen Daniels, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and inside linebackers Danny Trevathan and Brandon Marshall.

According to 9News, Manning and Demaryius Thomas will not be playing in tomorrow’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Personally, I think this a fantastic move. As Bob mentioned yesterday, one of the biggest questions we have is regarding the offensive line with two starting rookies. We wouldn’t want to risk Manning getting injured against arguably one of the best defensive lines in the league.

Several other veterans will be sitting out as well, including DeMarcus Ware, Owen Daniels, and some players who have light injuries such as Chris Harris Jr. and Emmanuel Sanders.

It appears the focus of this game for Head Coach Kubiak is seeing who shines under the light when they haven’t had the opportunity to shine before.