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Old 03-06-2012   #1
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Peyton Manning's 14-year career as a member of the Indianapolis Colts is coming to an end.


Sources close to the team told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the announcement will come at a press conference in Indianapolis on Wednesday.


The decision to pass on the $28 million bonus owed Manning and not to pick up the four remaining years on his contract means Manning will become a free agent, and sources say that he intends to continue to play.


The Colts decided not to pick up Manning's option because of concerns they had over his readiness to play in the NFL again.


The four-time league MVP missed the entire 2011 season after having his third neck surgery in 19 months, a fusion of two vertebrae. His doctors have medically cleared him to resume his career.


Manning has broken all of Indianapolis' career records for quarterbacks and had never missed a start before last season. He's taken the Colts to the playoffs 11 times, captured seven AFC South titles in eight years, won two AFC championships, one Super Bowl title and a Super Bowl MVP Award.
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Let the frenzy begin!
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Bye.

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I think he either ends up in Washington, or KC.
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Crazy! I know it helps us for the division, but I sure do like Peyton and this is gonna be so weird. Like seeing Jerry Rice in that Raiders uniform. It just didn't make sense!
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Default Re: Colts to release Manning Wednesday

Even though we've known for a while this was coming it's still crazy as hell to actually see it...
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I think he either ends up in Washington, or KC.
Neither of those teams are even close to being ready to go to a super bowl.

The New York Jets makes the most sense. The NFL would cream themselves having the Manning bros play in the same city and Manning taking on Brady twice a year.
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Neither of those teams are even close to being ready to go to a super bowl.

The New York Jets makes the most sense. The NFL would cream themselves having the Manning bros play in the same city and Manning taking on Brady twice a year.

Just my

I dont know about the Jets, Sanchez is supposedly a "franchise" QB.
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Even though we've known for a while this was coming it's still crazy as hell to actually see it...
Colts Fans feel the same way. I feel bad for them
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Wouldn't it be a trip if he ended up a Tit?
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Wouldn't it be a trip if he ended up a Tit?
UGH! All we need is Peyton and Mario in TN... no thank you!!
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UGH! All we need is Peyton and Mario in TN... no thank you!!
That would truly suck.
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Until John McClain says it, I don't believe it. j/k LOL.
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Until John McClain says it, I don't believe it. j/k LOL.
I laughed .. which hurt because of this damn cough! Thanks a lot GP
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I say he goes to the SF 49ers. Best spot for him IMO.
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I say he goes to the SF 49ers. Best spot for him IMO.
It makes sense, but I think he stays in the AFC so he doesn't have to play a potential NFC championship game against Eli.
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It makes sense, but I think he stays in the AFC so he doesn't have to play a potential NFC championship game against Eli.
If anything, he'd want to come here to royally stick it to the Colts.
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Default Re: Colts to release Manning Wednesday

So the guy that made the Colts relevent again will no longer be a pain in the Texans rears. Sounds good to me.

Would love to see him move to the NFC and be done with him.
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Default Re: Colts to release Manning Wednesday

Pretty much opens up the division for us. Titans are the main threat now I suppose but nothing that scares me.

Luck could be good, could be horrible, but I'm willing to bet he'll never be what Manning was. Peyton was a all-time great and for many a top 5 QB of ALL-TIME. Big shoes for anyone to fill...

I hope we play the Colts on the first game of the season though, would be fun to welcome the rook to the NFL
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