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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday “nothing’s changed” in the team’s quarterback plan, so Brock Osweiler(Brock Osweiler Jersey) will prepare to start the Broncos’ regular-season finale Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

It will be Osweiler’s seventh consecutive start. Kubiak said he will also meet with Peyton Manning either Tuesday evening or Wednesday to talk about what level of participation Manning will have in the team’s practices this week.

Manning, who suffered a torn plantar fascia near his left heel in the Broncos’ Nov. 8 loss in Indianapolis, has practiced twice — on a limited basis on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 — since he was removed from the Broncos’ Nov. 15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Asked Tuesday about what the plan was for Manning this week, Kubiak said, “[We'll] sit down and talk about that, but nothing’s changed. We’ll proceed just like we have.”

Kubiak had said “nothing’s changed” on the quarterback situation immediately after Monday night’s 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals that officially clinched a playoff spot for the Broncos.

Osweiler is now 4-2 in his six starts, including overtime wins over New England and Cincinnati — two teams in the AFC’s playoff field — and he has completed 61 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

Asked after Monday’s game whether he believed he should remain the starter, Osweiler said:

“I’m not focused on that. … The focus moving forward will be San Diego and very quick. We’re coming onto a short week. We know that San Diego is going to give us their best shot. They have a lot of talented players. I’m not concerned with the quarterback situation. I’m going to show up whether I’m the starter or whether I’m the backup. I’m going to prepare the same exact way. I’m going to be the same exact guy in that building regardless of the situation. The focus needs to be on San Diego.”

Manning did not practice with the team last week but had four throwing sessions, including one on Sunday, that included members of the Broncos’ strength and conditioning staff as well as practice squad wide receiver Jordan Taylor.

“He was good. He worked really well last week,” Kubiak said Tuesday. “The week before we went a couple days and didn’t get through Friday. Last week we got through, actually four days when all was said and done because he worked some more Sunday. … He had four good days of work. We’ll sit down and talk about it and see where we go from there.”

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LANDOVER, Md. — With the Buffalo Bills’ defensive struggles this season making the possibility of releasing defensive end Mario Williams(Mario Williams Jersey) during the offseason more likely, Williams on Sunday seemed to rule out the chance of him taking a pay cut from his $19.9 million salary cap number next season, expressing frustration with coach Rex Ryan’s defensive scheme.

“If this is the turnout of our defense, how does [a pay cut] even sound right?” Williams said in the locker room after the Bills’ 35-25 loss to the Washington Redskins.

“Like I said, you can change. People are scared of change and so forth. I’m all for it, because at the end of the day, if it works, so be it. Because I don’t need to sit here and say: ‘Yeah, I wish Jerry [Hughes] had 15 sacks. I wish Marcell [Dareus] had 15 sacks. I wish I had 15 sacks,’ across the board.

“If we win and we’re 10-4, or whatever, hey, hats off. But if it don’t work, yeah, there needs to be a different change. So if one person is singled out as that needs to be done, then so be it. That’s not my decision.”

Bills coach Rex Ryan told his players after Sunday’s loss, which eliminated Buffalo from playoff contention for the 16th consecutive season, that there will be “drastic changes” unless his 6-8 team gets better, adding that players and coaches “have two games to prove that we belong here.”

“This is the NFL,” Ryan said. “It happens. Everybody’s evaluated in this league. You can read between the lines.”

Asked if he felt he had something to prove over the final two games of this season to Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula, Ryan said: “Well, no. Well, I guess, yes,” he said. “Everyone has to.”

Ryan’s defense has come under fire this season from Williams and other players who have questioned the complexity of adjustments at the line of scrimmage and the lack of a consistent pass rush.

“You saw the game, and you’re trying to switch personnel as they’re coming out of the huddle,” Williams said after the game. “I don’t know who in the world is calling, saying what personnel they’re in or whatever, or how is that confusing. But apparently it is.

“My mindset is, if you’re an attack defense, you don’t let anything else dictate what you do. We’re gonna put who we’re gonna put out there, and then we’re gonna execute and make plays with the guys out there. I don’t care — I don’t need to wait on you to make a decision. And whoever seems to be missing personnel, so that we’re actually trying to switch. So we’re trying to switch men. It’s not like we’re trying to switch plays. We’re trying to switch men as they’re coming out of the huddle.

“That’s happened a few times in 10 years with me. A few times. That’s 10 years. But like you said, game in, game out, I don’t know how in the world that keeps happening.”

After allowing the NFL’s fourth-fewest yards and tallying an NFL-best 54 sacks last season under defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, the Bills entered Sunday ranked 19th in yards allowed this season and 30th in sacks.

Williams had previously questioned Ryan’s scheme in October, noting how much he was required to drop into coverage compared to Schwartz’s system, which almost exclusively used Williams as a down lineman.

The four-time Pro Bowler said he will “wait and see if [his] number is called” and said to “ask Rex” about any “changes” that the coach might make.

“At the end of the day, I want to be wherever we can go and win,” Williams said. “That’s how I see it. And I know we can here. That’s 100. I mean, I know that. I know we can win here. Now, me personally, if I don’t fit into the scheme, if it’s just me, if it’s obvious it’s just me, then so be it. But if it’s continuity across the board as far as how things are unfolding, then that’s now my decision, still. But hey, you can blame me for everything. That’s fine.”

Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins also expressed frustration to reporters after the game.

“You can’t blame it on nobody. It’s a new team, everybody coming together as a whole, guys don’t even know each other,” Watkins said. “Like I said, we’ve got to figure out the problem, and I believe in the coaches that they’re going to figure it out. We’ve got to step up as players and say how we feel. We’ve all got to evaluate each other and ourselves and the coaches, and we’re gonna get it fixed.”

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METAIRIE, La. — Brandin Cooks(Brandin Cooks Jersey) will play Sunday, according to New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, after the receiver was cleared through concussion testing Wednesday and Thursday.

Cooks practiced fully Friday and is officially listed as probable for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay.

Cooks’ status for Sunday’s game seemed in doubt when he missed Thursday’s practice and was listed on the injury report with a concussion. But Cooks specified Friday that he never had a concussion. He was just tested for one as a precaution after letting coaches know that he was experiencing some dizziness and a headache during Wednesday’s practice.

Cooks was tested again Thursday and credited Payton with being extra cautious.

“I’m very happy about [being able to play]. But as we know, this is a hot topic right now in sports,” Cooks said. “So the way Coach [Payton] handled it, I respect him for that, and I thank him for that, just because the competitive nature for me just would be like, ‘Oh, I’m fine, I’m fine.’ But he did such a good job of making sure everything went smoothly before having me back out there.”

Cooks said he did not recall suffering any head injury during last Sunday’s 41-38 loss to the Carolina Panthers and felt fine throughout the game and during Monday’s workouts.

“It was Wednesday when I was feeling a little different,” Cooks said. “So I spoke up and Coach handled it the right way.”

Payton explained the process the same way, saying Cooks felt better Thursday, but the team sat him out of practice and had another appointment with the doctors.

“We were just trying to be maybe a little bit conservative or overly cautious with it,” Payton said. “But he’ll be playing.”

That’s good news for a Saints offense that just lost its other top playmaker earlier this week when running back Mark Ingram was placed on injured reserve with a rotator cuff injury. The Saints’ entire receiving corps should be intact at Tampa Bay. No. 2 receiver Willie Snead is also listed as probable after practicing on a limited basis all week. Snead missed last week’s game with a calf injury.

Two players were ruled out for the Saints — guard Jahri Evans (ankle) and nose tackle John Jenkins (concussion). Everyone else on the Saints’ injury report is listed as probable, including top cornerback Delvin Breaux (hamstring), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hip) and offensive tackles Terron Armstead (knee) and Zach Strief (shoulder).

Peyton Manning Broncos Jersey

Peyton Manning(Peyton Manning Jersey)’s cast is off.

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday that the cast came off, but the quarterback is still in a boot as he recovers from a plantar fascia injury.

The cast removal means Manning can now start rehabbing, but the quarterback said on Wednesday that he is week-to-week.

“I’d love for (the foot) to be healthy yesterday,” Manning said, per the team’s official Twitter feed. “(I’m) trying to get healthy before I come back.”

Kubiak stuck to his consistent stance that the team will wait until Manning is fully healed to make any decisions about the future of the quarterback position in Denver.

“We’re totally committed to getting (Manning) back. … Nothing has changed,” he said, via the team’s official Twitter feed.

Brock Osweiler’s play in his first two starts — winning in Chicago and beating the previously undefeated Patriots — ensures the Broncos will not rush back Manning, if he returns at all.