Found April 02, 2012 on Fox Sports:
There is no way new Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano can spin the departure of Peyton Manning as a positive. Wisely, Pagano didn't plan to try Monday when his club opened its first offseason workout program since 1999 without Manning in the fold. Pagano is realistic about where the Colts stand as an organization after finishing last season with a 2-14 record followed by three months of personnel bloodletting. Manning -- a future Hall of Fame selection and face of the franchise since 1998 -- was released because of health and contract considerations. Other mainstays like center Jeff Saturday, tight end Dallas Clark, wide receiver Pierre Garcon, running back Joe Addai, safety Melvin Bullitt, right guard Ryan Diem, and linebacker Gary Brackett were cut, signed elsewhere in free agency or retired. Those eight players combined for 70 years of NFL experience -- all with the Colts. "You're talking about losing one of, if not the best quarterbacks to ever play thi...
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