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Pro Sports Daily:
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay admitted to reporters on Thursday that he doesn't envision quarterback Peyton Manning returning to the field this season.
"I really don't see that," Irsay said. "I think with the timeframe we have left, I think it's something where it will go into the offseason."
Considering that winless Indianapolis (0-12) is going nowhere fast, the Colts may elect to keep the four-time NFL MVP on the sideline.
Manning had spinal fusion on Sept. 8 - his third neck surgery in 19 months.
He has received permission to increase the intensity of his rehabiliation regiment.
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While he didn't preclude a return to the field this year for Peyton Manning, Jim Irsay cannot see it happening:
Irsay, appearing at a Downtown Super Bowl-related event, advised Fox-59 that he doesn't "envision Peyton playing this season."
Earlier today we mentioned an article by Bob Kravitz of the Indy Star that brought up the fact that the Colts won’t be able to keep Peyton Manning and draft Andrew Luck, since both players would account for too much money against the cap at the quarterback position. Just a few week’s ago it was [...]
Yeah, this season is only 75 percent completed, but the Peyton Manning stories keep rolling in.
Here’s another one, from Chris Mortensen’s appearance Thursday morning on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike. Mort began by arguing that the overwhelming likelihood is that Manning would be available as a free agent, and not via trade.
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Mike Florio on whether Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck will play together, if there is a tie for the worst record in the league, could Andrew Luck’s fate be decided by a coin flip and will Mike Martz and Caleb Hanie remain in Chicago if the Bears fail to make the postseason?
Archie Manning figures Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck can co-exist in Indianapolis after all.
The delicate relationship between a quarterback and his offensive line takes time to cultivate. The Colts offensive line has battled injury and the adjustment to three different quarterbacks, none of whom have been great at escaping the pass rush or dealing with turnovers. Despite standing upon changing sands they manage to come in at #19 in the Pro Football Focus rankings:
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