Manning worked with Gonzalez in Tennessee for a few days in July. He chimed in about Gonzalez's progress, the competition at wide receiver, and the work he performed this off-season.
“I had dinner with Gonzo last night and he sounds really good," Manning said in the team’s transcript. “We had kind of July off and we spent a little time down in Tennessee some. Gonzalez and Collie came down there and worked out with me because he missed mini camp. He wanted to get down there and get some reps.
"He and I had three really good days of throwing where I thought he looked good and I thought he looked quick, had a good burst on all his routes. So his hamstring, I think, is fully healed. I know he’s really excited to be here in training camp and get started with truly kind of a fresh start to the 2010 season.
"I know 2009 was frustrating for him. So, I’m excited for him. There is going to be good healthy competition at the wide receiver position all across the board. All those guys are going to make a big impact for our team this year.”