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Report: Manning, Colts to part ways

The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end today, according to a report.

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Harsh reality – Colts release Manning

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Sent packing by his only NFL team, one he transformed from afterthought to Super Bowl champion, Peyton Manning said goodbye to the Indianapolis Colts with a shaky voice and tear-filled eyes, then got ready to find a new place to play quarterback.

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Peyton Manning Released By the Colts After 14 Seasons

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Mar 7, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay (right) announces that quarterback Peyton Manning (left) will be released and become a free agent during a press conference at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Steelers weren't the only team that was forced to make a tough decision on one of their legends.

After months of speculation, the Indianapolis Colts announced the release of Peyton Manning after 14 seasons.

After he was selected with the number one overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft, Manning quickly put the Colts back on the map after many downtrodden seasons, and he would soon become the face of the NFL with his many endorsements.

Manning, who passed for over 50,000 yards and 399 touchdowns while in Indy, was a four-time league MVP and helped lead the Colts to their first NFL Championship since Super Bowl V--and first since relocating to Indianapolis in 1984--with a victory in Super Bowl XLI.

Manning missed the entire 2011 season because of neck surgery and would have been due a $ 28 million signing bonus had he played the 2012 season with the Colts.

The move spells the end of an era in Indianapolis, and the team is expected to pick Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the number one pick in April's draft.

Manning, 35, has expressed an interest in playing again and will seek free agent offers from other teams.



Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

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Colts’ owner confirms Manning era is over

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Colts owner Jim Irsay says the team is releasing quarterback Peyton Manning after a 14-year run that included one Super Bowl title and four MVP awards.

Source: post-gazette.com - Steelers/NFL

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Manning has no plans to walk away from game

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For all the things that are still up in the air, Peyton Manning is certain about this much: He isn't ready to retire yet. "I have no plans on doing that," he said. An iron man for 13 seasons, he's struggling to recover from three neck surgeries over the course of 19 months. "My plan hasn't changed. I'm on track with what the doctors have told me to do, and I'm doing that. I'm rehabbing hard."

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Brady lauds Giants’ Manning

Less than a few hundred feet from where he works his magic on the field, Tom Brady was behind a lectern Thursday, marveling at the gifts of another quarterback. As he watched the NFC championship game Sunday night between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, Brady said he could not help but take note of Eli Manning's poise under pressure.

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‘Other’ Manning will get warm welcome

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There's a strange vibe on the streets of Indianapolis this week: Welcome home, Eli.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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