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Kerry Collins came to Indianapolis to win a Super Bowl ring.
He may leave town without a win.
Two months after signing with the Colts, the 17-year veteran was placed on injured reserve with a concussion - a move that will definitely end his season, and possibly his NFL career.
It's been a strange year for Collins, who announced in July he was retiring, then was wooed out of retirement with a $4 million deal to be Manning's backup.
But when Manning had another neck surgery in early September, Collins was suddenly promoted to starter. And now, with Manning still not expected back at practice before December, it's Collins - not Manning - who is on injured reserve.
''I have no idea what that prognosis might be, and I have no idea when a decision may be forthcoming,'' team vice chairman Bill Polian told radio listeners Monday night. ''I guess they may make a decision at some point, but concussions are a hot-button issue as you know and it's on...
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Kerry Collins should have learned from Brett Favre. Nothing good happens when you come out of retirement to play quarterback in your late 30?s.
Earlier today, the Colts announced that Collins would be placed on injured reserve, bringing his season — and probably career — to a close.
Collins’ abrupt ending is not exactly the same as Favre’s, since Collins was forced out due...
Kerry Collins came to Indianapolis as Peyton Manning's replacement. After seven games, his season is over. The Colts (0-7) placed Collins on injured reserve Tuesday because of a concussion. Collins started three games and went 48 of 98 for 481 yards with two TDs and one interception in Indy.
The Kerry Collins experiment -- a costly $4 million for a 17th-year quarterback who completed 49 percent of his passes in three starts -- likely ended Tuesday when the Indianapolis Colts placed him on injured reserve due to a concussion.
The Indianapolis Colts placed veteran quarterback Kerry Collins on the injured reserve list today, ending his season.
As quarterback Peyton Manning was struggling to recover from neck surgery performed in May, the team lured Kerry Collins out of retirement. And now Collins is likely heading back into retirement. The team announced today that Collins has been placed on injured reserve. He suffered a concussion in Week Three against the Steelers. Prior to…
The Colts placed veteran backup quarterback Kerry Collins on injured reserve Tuesday, officially ending his 18th NFL season.
Every year, my absolute favorite Q/A is with Tom Gower of the Total Titans and Football Outsiders. Tom's work is insightful and often hilarious. He was kind enough to answer these questions. My answers to him will be up on Total Titans later.
Do yourself a favor and read this whole thing. It's outstanding.
Compare and contrast the Kerry Collins era to the Matt Hasselbeck...
Kerry Collins came to Indianapolis as Peyton Manning's replacement. After seven games, his season is over and his career could be, too. The Colts placed Collins on injured reserve Tuesday with a concussion. Collins started three games and went 48 of 98 for 481 yards with two TDs and one interception in Indy.
Tuesday's NFL news briefs: Two months after signing with the Colts, Kerry Collins was placed on injured reserve with a concussion -- a move that will definitely end his season, and possibly his NFL career.
Kerry Collins came to Indianapolis as Peyton Manning's replacement.