Colts send Kerry Collins to injured reserve

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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 Week Seven game against the Saints, Collins participated in practice on a limited basis, and he was listed as questionable to play.

And so the guy who has been ruled out for every game this year — Manning — remains on the active roster, and Collins is now officially done for the year.

In his three starts, Collins added 481 yards to his career passing total, enough to leapfrog Joe Montana for 10th on the all-time list.  Collins has 40,922 career passing yards.  At $4 million in compensation for 2011, Collins also made $1.33 million per game.

It would make sense at some point to put Manning on injured reserve, too, unless the team is holding out hope that Manning will be able to show that he is back at 100 percent before the team has to decide whether to give him another $28 million in March 2012.

49 responses to “Colts send Kerry Collins to injured reserve

  1. It is true that Collins earned an easy $4 mil, but Peyton is making almost $30 mil, for zero games…just saying

  2. At $4 million in compensation for 2011, Collins also made $1.33 million per game.

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    The Colts got about as much out of this contract as they did Manning’s new one.

  3. This doesnt look good for Peyton. I think its a great move by the colts. If he can comeback this year and prove he still has life left then it justifies his 28 Mil next year. If not how does a team justify paying a guy 28 million hoping he can play. Sure he’s probably earned the money but it doesnt mean he’ll get it. They are positioning themselves carefully. It wouldnt make business sense to give a guy 28 Mill unless you knew he still had enough to contribute because of how much they paid him this year to sit out I doubt they do the same two years in a row. Can you imagine a team paying $40 to $50 Million for two years to a player who cant play.

  4. That’s $8316 per yard. If Aaron Rodgers also got paid at the same scale, A-Rodg would have $19.7 million so far and be on pace for $45.1 million for the year.

  5. Don’t bang on Kerry Collins. He actually thought he had some gas in the tank, Tennessee was a dumpster fire, and the Colts seemed like a good fit. The problem was that nobody realized that the O-Line was going to take the season off now that they didn’t have to protect “Mr. Everything”.
    Want proof ?
    How have they done since Collins got smacked?
    I just hope he didn’t do permanent damage with that concussion.
    $4 mill is pocket change for NFL owners.
    Kerry Collins is a good man and if he had ripped off 4 or 5 wins he would have been the man.
    Your $100 million QB may never play again… and if he does with that team… he will enjoy his last season as he might be the “get the cart” guy. And no…. I’m not kidding. One big hit and Payton could be in serious trouble.

  6. What a waste. Collins was never going to be the answer while Peyton is out anyway.

    …and what’s the deal with Tressel being a consultant after the first six games? How’d that turn out giving up 62 points to the Saints. HA! Another BIG mistake. consultant for WHAT?

  7. Does anyone else find it annoying as hell that people referring to Peyton Manning, spell it Payton…c’mon really?

  8. It sucks that any player would have to deal with physical issues like Manning has, but who on Earth decided to give him so much money without a physical?
    That’s plain idiotic.

  9. Some of you people crack me up. The guy just added 1 more to his list of concussions & 58 of you (so far) consider that the easiest “$4 mil ever”?

  10. A lot of money tied up on QB’s that aren’t on active roster. Manning pulled of the biggest legal heist of this century and Colts organization allowed it to happen. Paying a guy for past achievements. This season only proves what most of us already knew. One man team. Peyton controls coaching, offense, defense, special teams, GM and ownership. I’ve alway wrote on here with Peyton 13-3, without 3-13. At this point I think 3 wins was being generous.

  11. Just amazing how badly it’s unraveled for a team that only two years ago was en route to an undefeated season and another title.

    Doh!

  12. I’m available. I could lose three games for the Colts and make $4M too. If I have to get a concussion and relearn to use a spoon, so be it.

  13. If Manning were smart he’d just retire. He has all the money he’ll ever need, and can always get a job on the NFL Network or FOX or ESPN, or whatever network televises NFL games. Besides, the Colts’ glory days are behind them. The closest they’ll come to a Superbowl in the next several years is if they buy a ticket. He’d be stupid to risk a debilitating injury in his situation.

  14. For the man to be put on IR the concussion must have been pretty bad. All this talk of $4 million for a a few starts is crazy. I’m guessing Collins would give the $4mill back to not have suffered a brain injury.

  15. The fix is on in Indy.

    That’ll teach Kerry Collins! If any other quarterback on that roster shows signs of possibly winning a game for the Colts this year, they will be immediately dumped onto the IR list.

    Bill Polian’s on a streak and he won’t let anybody get in his way. “Just Lose Baby!”

  16. thefiesty1 says:Oct 25, 2011 6:44 PM

    What a waste. Collins was never going to be the answer while Peyton is out anyway.

    …and what’s the deal with Tressel being a consultant after the first six games? How’d that turn out giving up 62 points to the Saints. HA! Another BIG mistake. consultant for WHAT?
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    WTF does tressel being the REPLAY consultant have to do with what indy does on the field?

  17. 8man says:
    Oct 25, 2011 7:35 PM
    Just amazing how badly it’s unraveled for a team that only two years ago was en route to an undefeated season and another title.

    Doh!

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    Sounds like the Pats after they pulled the “Eighteen and D’oh”. NO playoffs the next season, then two one-and-dones. No better than any of the other teams that didn’t win a Super Bowl, but with much more false hype.

  18. Don’t forget – the Jags paid Jerry Porter $10 mil guaranteed, and he finished the season with only 10 catches. He was then released.

    That’s a cool million per catch.

    Now, THAT’S easy money. I’d happily take a shot at the NFL for 1 mil per catch – no insurance or anything.

  19. Of course, next year the new Colts head coach ( 3 to 2 odds it’s Tressel ) could have both Manning and Luck ( or at least Barkley ) on the roster. Then go after defensive draftees and free agents. Peyton will restructure his contract to get it done. It will be a whole new team next season.

  20. I’ll do that job for the cost of tuition, rent, and a Freebirds burrito for dinner. It’ll be interesting to see whether law school or the concussions give me more headaches.

  21. kcrutcher says:
    Does anyone else find it annoying as hell that people referring to Peyton Manning, spell it Payton…c’mon really?
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    You mean Pay-me-a-ton, don’t you?

  22. Jimmy – if this does not prove to you that you have given Bill way too much authority, you never will. He is wasting your money.

    Take CP out of ‘retirement”

  23. Obviously, Manning won’t play a down in a game this year, but he is being kept on the active roster so he can practice with the team, which makes good sense since this season is over anyway. Assuming he comes back 100% (or close to it), the Colts will return to form next year, along with a Top 3 draft pick, a new coach, and a new defensive coordinator.

  24. People are idiots. When the Colts AND Manning worked out his new deal, HE IS THE ONE that said they needed to have an out for the Colts after this season. They can term his contract at any point beyond this year without paying him. Both sides wanted that clause. Get your facts straight instead of hating. And I’m a Packers fan for gods sake!

  25. bozosforall says:
    Oct 25, 2011 9:03 PM

    Sounds like the Pats after they pulled the “Eighteen and D’oh”. NO playoffs the next season, then two one-and-dones. No better than any of the other teams that didn’t win a Super Bowl, but with much more false hype.
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    Well dude, last I checked the Patriots had three SB rings to the Colts one. And yeah, the Patriots got beat after winning their first 18 in 2007, but at least they didn’t have the stench of quitting or abdicating that the Colts had when they sidelined their MVP QB with a shot at history in their hands for the last two games of the year. I’ll bet Manning is still pissed about that!

    New England got beat. Indy just stopped playing and it caught up with them. And it’s that poor decision making that has them where they are now. Hopeless.

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