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RoanokeFan
03-06-2012, 11:02 PM
PEYTON MANNING AND THE COLTS TO SPLIT AFTER 14 SEASONS (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/03/peyton_manning_and_the_colts_t.html)

"After months of speculation, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts will
reportedly part ways.<div class="entry-content">


<a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7653897/sources-indianapolis-colts-part-peyton-manning-wednesday">ESPN
is reporting </a>that the Colts will cut Manning -- their franchise quarterback
since selecting him with the first overall selection in 1998 -- before he is due
a $28 million roster bonus on Thursday. He has four years remaining on his
contract and will become a free agent. </p>


ESPN is reporting a press conference is scheduled for tomorrow.</p>


Manning -- who led the Colts to 11 playoff appearances, two Super Bowl
appearances and a Super Bowl victory -- missed the entire 2011 season due to a
severe neck injury that required three surgeries in the span of 19 months.</p>


Without Manning, the Colts sputtered to a 2-14 campaign, earning the first
pick in April's draft while Peyton's brother Eli led the Giants to a Super Bowl
in Indianapolis. </p>


Doctors have cleared Manning, a four-time MVP, to continue his career and he
has reportedly progressed in recent months since the last surgery in September,
but his health remains a mystery going forward. </p>


The Colts are expected to select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, widely
considered the best quarterback prospect since Manning himself. Heisman trophy
winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor is also a possibility." </p></div>

NYGRealityCheck
03-09-2012, 08:39 PM
His horsemen are getting the boot from Indy too.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8277e93f/article/colts-release-te-clark-rb-addai-three-others?module=HP11_headline_stack

In addition, Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Anthony Gonzalez, Jacob Tamme to be FAs soon as none of them have not been re-signed yet.

At Least Indy will still have Andrew Luck and the Indy 500..