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Caldwell: Manning won’t practice with team

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Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian revealed on his radio show Monday night that Peyton Manning has been throwing to teammates after practice with “decent velocity.”

Colts coach Jim Caldwell was pressed on that assessment Tuesday, but wouldn’t give much away.

“He’s rehabbing,” was all Caldwell would say via Philip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.

Caldwell would admit that Manning will not practice with the full team for the rest of the season. Manning will continue to do drill work on his own after practice.  Well, not entirely on his own.

Colts center Jeff Saturday has seen Manning’s throws, but he’s staying tight-lipped.

“Listen, the last thing I’m going to do is evaluate quarterback talent. Maybe in my next job I’ll do that,” Saturday told Wilson.

Indianapolis will likely have to make a decision on Manning’s future before the start of free agency. (Manning and the Colts could theoretically push back the date of his option bonus.)

Manning’s performance in these non-practice drills are the beginning of an evaluation process for the Colts and medical staff. Via Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, Polian said Tuesday that once Manning fails his post-season physical, he will be able to do workouts at the team facility after the season ends.

Manning’s progress over the next two months should ultimately decide whether he has a future with the Colts.

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14 Responses to “Caldwell: Manning won’t practice with team”
  1. smjones5984 says: Dec 20, 2011 2:04 PM

    Caldwell needs to practice on his body language, since he never shows any!

  2. formervikingfan says: Dec 20, 2011 2:16 PM

    Caldwell: Manning won’t practice with team; Sees no point as Manning will not be with Team next Season

    Better headline?

  3. gmen1987 says: Dec 20, 2011 2:17 PM

    Hello Andrew Luck. Welcome to Indy, unless some tool named KIR gets to be the new GM of the Colts.

  4. ambitoos says: Dec 20, 2011 2:18 PM

    Don’t make the same mistake the Chargers did when they let Drew Brees get away. Sign him, he belong’s with the Colts. If you let him get away, he’ll come back and kick your ass, remember.

  5. 6ball says: Dec 20, 2011 2:23 PM

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    Let’s everybody look at Peyton. What 1-15 disgrace of a record?
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  6. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 20, 2011 2:35 PM

    Breaking news Manning took a crap today!! This is what it’s come to…

  7. DubZ480 says: Dec 20, 2011 2:36 PM

    Have they even put Manning on IR yet???

  8. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 20, 2011 2:38 PM

    Another thing the headline hints to him being able to but not wanting to practice with them. I don’t see that from your quotes. I don’t understand the tactic of baiting your audience to get hits.

  9. flapjackdaddy says: Dec 20, 2011 2:51 PM

    smjones5984 says: Dec 20, 2011 2:04 PM

    Caldwell needs to practice on his body language, since he never shows any!

    **********************************************

    Caldwell is the Helen Keller of body language.

  10. gmen1987 says: Dec 20, 2011 3:10 PM

    ambitoos says:
    Dec 20, 2011 2:18 PM
    Don’t make the same mistake the Chargers did when they let Drew Brees get away. Sign him, he belong’s with the Colts. If you let him get away, he’ll come back and kick your ass, remember.

    ===================================
    Goobs,

    Drew Brees was 27 when the Chargers let him go, not 36 and coming off neck surgery and missing the entire previous season.

  11. nfloracle says: Dec 20, 2011 3:22 PM

    Manning’s done…

    All this “What’s going to happen with Peyton” filler copy is getting as old as Favre stories and Tebow teasers.

    Peyton will be doing commercials and strutting his stuff behind a microphone next year. This fact is painfully obvious to anyone with any sense.

  12. descendency says: Dec 20, 2011 3:43 PM

    You know… the NFL has a standard way to help the team with injuries like this.

    It’s called the Injury Reserve List. Why don’t the Colts use it. . .

  13. duece8 says: Dec 20, 2011 3:57 PM

    pretty sure manning will be a REDSKIN next year…then get benched by week 7!!!

  14. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 20, 2011 4:33 PM

    Hello Jeff George, I mean, Andy Luck. Welcome to Colts country!!

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