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Rookie Osweiler a sponge around Manning

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By Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — All eyes are on Peyton Manning, especially rookie Brock Osweiler's.

The Denver Broncos' other new quarterback is a 6-foot-8 passing project who's the first signal-caller ever drafted with the intention of one day succeeding Manning.

Osweiler, who bears a striking resemblance to "Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson, is taking advantage of his apprenticeship by asking lots of questions, scribbling copious notes and emulating the four-time MVP on the field and in the weight room.

A second-round pick who started just one season at Arizona State, Osweiler signed a $3.1 million, four-year contract last month. But if all goes well for the Broncos, he'll become eligible for free agency without ever having taken a meaningful snap.

He's collecting tips every day so that he's ready whenever his No. 6 is called.

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