Re: Manning released
He's on 610 right now.
Couldn't come to a common ground.
Was about guarantees.
Has nothing but love for Texans.
Liked OB from the brief time he spent with him.
OB wanted him to stay, but understood that he had to do what he felt was best for him.
Says he's still rehabbing his injury. If season started today would not be able to go. about 6-8 weeks away he feels.
He and Rick have a personal relationship, and it was no hard feeling from either end. They respect each other and realize business is business.
He doesn't seem too thrilled about the timing of this release.
Says he understood that he likely wouldn't see the end of this contract. Guys want the money up front and not back loaded again no hard feelings. Just business.
Will look back at his Texans experience with fondness. Was tremendous. Fans are tremendous. Wishes he could take the fans with him wherever he ends up. Still believes in the organization as a whole. Believes they will do what's best for the team.