(WBIR) Peyton Manning passed his neck exam Monday, so he's cleared to play in the 2014 season.

The former Vol and Broncos quarterback had four procedures performed on his neck in the past. The exam was just part of his contract requirements.

Manning has already passed a post-season exit physical after the Broncos lost to Seattle in the Super Bowl. The exam looks was the last formality in Manning's return to play in the 2014 season.

He underwent a similar exam a year ago in the wake of the 2012 season, which kicked in his $20 million guaranteed salary for 2013 and guaranteed $20 million for next.

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