Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 4/10/13


Last March, a rehabbing Peyton Manning, whose NFL future was in supreme doubt, was captured throwing passes at Duke University.

Thirteen months later, Manning, the league's reigning Comeback Player of the Year, has returned to Durham, but with a different agenda.

ESPN.com reports that Manning is working out with new Broncos receiver Wes Welker at Duke, attempting to build chemistry for the first time. As evidenced in the video above, Manning and a shirtless Welker are participating in passing drills together at the school.

They're joined by Eli Manning and David Cutcliffe, current Blue Devils head coach and Peyton's former offensive coordinator at Tennessee.

So far, Manning likes what he sees.

"There's certain guys you just feel like you have timing with right away," Manning said. "He's a guy that has a great feel for how to get open, and understands route concepts and, of course, he played in such a sophisticated offense there in New England, so he's a smart player. You can see why he's been such a productive player. He's intense. He loves to work."

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