- Bill Williamson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Peyton Manning's first appearance in a Denver Broncos uniform will come against a former Denver quarterback.
The NFL announced Denver will open the preseason at Chicago and against Jay Cutler. The game will be closely watched around the country. It will be Manning’s first game action since 2010. He missed all of the 2011 season with a neck injury.
Below are the preseason schedules (most of the dates have not been announced) for each AFC West team. Every team in the division but Kansas City received a nationally televised game. As previously announced, the annual Oakland-San Francisco preseason game will not be played this season. There was severe fan violence at last year’s game.
Week 1 at Chicago
Week 2 vs. Seattle
Aug. 26 vs. San Francisco, 4 p.m. ET, Fox
Week 4 at Arizona
Week 1 vs. Arizona
Week 2 at St. Louis
Week 3 vs. Seattle
Week 4 at Green Bay
Aug. 13 vs. Dallas, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Week 2 at Arizona
Week 3 vs. Detroit
Week 4 at Seattle
Aug. 9 vs. Green Bay, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Week 2 vs. Dallas
Week 3 at Minnesota
Week 4 at San Francisco