Posted October 31, 2011 on
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The Indianapolis Colts will keep Peyton Manning on the active roster so he can practice later this season, though it remains unlikely Manning will play in a regular-season game.
Bill Polian, the team's vice chairman, told radio listeners Monday night that he would not necessarily want Manning playing behind their banged-up offensive line. Injuries have decimated the line, forcing the Colts to insert three new starters and move a fourth starter since opening day.
The only player who has started in the same place every week is Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday.
And with an 0-8 mark, it doesn't look like the Colts will be making a playoff run.
But Polian wants Manning to practice so he can determine whether he's recovered from September's neck surgery.
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It's pretty hard to imagine Peyton Manning playing behind this offensive line. When stable they've been very good. But stability, as Phil Richards writes, has been elusive:
"We've had our fair share of injuries up front, that's for sure," Saturday said. "It's interesting that none of them have been yearlong things (with the exception of rookie...
Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian said Monday that injured quarterback Peyton Manning will remain on the active roster all season.
The Colts have the worst record in the NFL at 0-8, primarily due to the absence of Manning, a four-time NFL MVP who is sidelined following neck surgery. Indianapolis had made the playoffs nine straight seasons with Manning at quarterback.
As the Indianapolis Colts continue to showcase the fact that they are the worst team in the NFL and with the distinct possibility of being in the driver’s seat for Stanford QB Andrew Luck, veteran QB Peyton Manning‘s future remains uncertain. Last week, several analysts stated that they are hearing that Peyton Manning would never allow the Colts to draft Andrew Luck...
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