The Latest: Packed house set for Peyton farewell


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on quarterback Peyton Manning’s retirement news conference (all times local):

11 a.m.

Peyton Manning has quite a few big names at his retirement announcement.

There are former teammates such as John Lynch, Jeff Saturday and Brandon Stokley. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are chatting with Manning’s wife and children.

Sitting in the front row are Manning’s parents, Archie and Olivia, along with his brother, Cooper.

Also on hand is Bennie Fowler, who caught Manning’s last pass on a 2-point conversion to cap Denver’s 24-10 win over Carolina a month ago in Super Bowl 50.

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10 a.m.

Peyton Manning, this is your life.

About 150 media, family and guests are expected to attend Manning’s retirement news conference today in the Denver Broncos’ team meeting room.

And that doesn’t include those in an overflow room where the news conference will be piped in for dozens of more reporters stationed outside the UCHealth Training Center.

The Broncos media relations department is limiting seating and issued orange stickers to the invitation-only event.

The Broncos have a couple of framed Manning No. 18 jerseys, one home and one road, and a game ball to present to the quarterback that lists his accomplishments during his four seasons in Denver.

The team has also produced a glossy program especially for the goodbye news conference that features Manning hoisting the Lombardi Trophy following Denver’s 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers a month ago.

—Arnie Stapleton reporting from Englewood, Colorado.

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