West Notes: Manning, Los Angeles, Bush

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has spoken with other players who walked away from the game because they grew bored with the tediousness of studying film and the monotony of practice. That’s not the case for him, however.

I think everybody likes continuity and some consistency in what you’re doing. But I will say at age 36 when I got here and now 39 that I have been stimulated by the changes, which I do think keeps you engaged and energetic and focused in meetings,” Manning said, according to Arnie Stapleton of The Associated Press.

Here’s more from the West divisions..

  • Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles News Group gave us a preview of what to expect from the New York meetings today between NFL owners and contingents from the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders – the three teams weighing moves to the Los Angeles Area.
  • Like Frank Gore before him, 49ers offseason addition Reggie Bush is ready to prove that there is life for running backs after the age of 30, Cam Inman of the Mercury News writes. Carlos Hyde is projected to take the starting job, but the door is open for Bush to win the gig. Even after nine seasons and 9,758 all-purpose yards, the veteran looks spry and capable of playing at a high level.
  • The Raiders are committed to going younger at cornerback and coach Jack Del Rio says he’s up for the challenge, as The Associated Press writes. “We feel like there is some talent in that group,” coach Jack Del Rio said. “They do need to be developed. They do need to be worked. A lot of times when you bring in older guys that may be safer guys Week 1, they’re not able to hold up in Weeks 15 and 16, and they’re not really changing the makeup of the team. We feel like it’s time to develop these guys, bring these guys along.” Right now, it sounds like the starters will likely come from a bunch that includes 2013 first-round pick DJ Hayden and second-year players TJ Carrie and Keith McGill. An offseason addition could change that, but Del Rio sounds like he’s going to try and develop the guys he has.
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