Peyton Manning is set to return to practice Wednesday for the first time in a month, but Brock Osweiler will make his fifth consecutive start in his place Sunday at Pittsburgh.

The Broncos said coach Gary Kubiak met with his QBs on Tuesday and laid out his plan for the week.

Manning had a trio of throwing sessions indoors and away from his teammates last week after he had his hard cast and then a walking boot removed from his left foot the previous week.

Manning, who stood on the sideline Sunday, has been dealing with a torn plantar fascia along with sore ribs and an aching throwing shoulder.

The Broncos are 3-1 in Osweiler's starts and 7-2 when Manning starts.

Blount out for year?

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount is out for the season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and the website of Boston radio station WEEI.

Blount injuried his left hip in the team's 27-6 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

The Patriots then signed former University of Wisconsin running back Montee Ball to the practice squad.


•The Ravens signed free agent quarterback Ryan Mallett, who played in six games with Houston earlier this season.

Mallett started four games with the Texans this season before being cut on Oct. 27. He threw three touchdown passes and four interceptions.

Mallett was selected out of Arkansas by New England in the third round of the 2011 draft. He appeared in four games in three years with the Patriots before being traded to the Texans in August 2014 for a draft pick.

Over his career, the 27-year-old Mallett has played in 13 games, throwing five TDs and seven interceptions while compiling a 62.7 quarterback rating.

•Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline was placed on injured reserve because of a broken left collarbone, ending his first season with Cleveland. Hartline was injured Sunday in a 24-10 win over San Francisco. He made eight catches for 107 yards before he got hurt while being tackled in the second half. The Browns said he had surgery on Tuesday in Cleveland. Hartline, who signed as a free agent in the offseason, finished with 46 catches for 523 yards and two touchdowns.

•The Falcons placed starting safety William Moore on injured reserve because of an ankle injury and have waived wide receiver Leonard Hankerson off injured reserve. Moore suffered a high ankle sprain in the 38-0 loss at Carolina on Sunday. He had 51 tackles and two interceptions this season.

•Bears rookie receiver Kevin White will remain on the physically unable to perform list for the rest of the season. The No. 7 pick in the draft, White has been sidelined all season after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left shin.

•The Seahawks placed rookie running back Thomas Rawls on injured reserve.