Broncos release Ryan Lilja

Updated: August 31, 2013, 6:47 PM ET
By Jeff Legwold | ESPN.com

Ryan Lilja's knowledge of the Denver Broncos' offensive scheme, and his five years as Peyton Manning's teammate with the Indianapolis Colts weren't enough to outweigh concerns over the 31-year-old's long-term ability to stay healthy.

Lilja was released Saturday as part of the Broncos collection of moves to get their roster to 53 players before the league-imposed deadline. Lilja said during training camp he had considered himself largely retired when the Broncos came calling after ...

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