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Former Chiefs player Lilja to reunite with Manning in Denver

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Ryan Lilja will step out of retirement to reunite with Peyton Manning.

The veteran offensive lineman agreed to terms Wednesday with the Denver Broncos, who are desperate for a starting center following a season ending knee injury to Dan Koppen.

Lilja, who turns 32 in October, has quite a bit of familiarity with Manning after playing guard for six seasons in Indianapolis.

And while Jeff Saturday was Manning's customary center with the Colts, he's now working as an ESPN analyst.

The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Lilja made a similar switch last season as he went from guard to ...

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