Broncos pry Ryan Lilja out of retirement


While Jeff Saturday has no plans to unretire, the same is not true for Ryan Lilja.

The Broncos have offered Lilja, 31, a contract bringing him out of retirement, reports the Denver Post. Lilja had previously discussed a comeback attempt with the Kansas City Chiefs back in May but those talks were placed on hold.

Lilja has been rehabbing from toe and knee surgeries.

The Broncos lost Dan Koppen for the season and are faced with starting inexperienced Manny Ramirez at center. Lilja and Manning played together on the Colts from 2004-2009.