While preparing for Monday’s edition of PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio (that makes the process sound a lot more official and diligent than it is), I pulled up the revised Denver Post article from Saturday night regarding the reported retirement of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
As you may recall, if you’re one of the few who reads non-work-related websites when not at work, Woody Paige of the Post reported on Saturday night that Manning will retire, citing multiple unnamed sources. Here’s the money line: “According to two sources, Manning will acknowledge his decision by the end of this week.”
Then, after the Broncos said that “Peyton has not made a decision on his future,” the Post removed the “according to two source” line and replaced it with this: “I’m told Manning will acknowledge his decision by the end of this week.”
But then, the story that the Post changed after the Broncos responded to the story changed again, with the Post adding the “two sources” line back into the story.
So what’s going on here? No one knows. The only thing that can be known with any reliability at this point is that, within the next eight days, the Broncos will remove Manning from the roster, either by playing him on the reserve/retired list or cutting him. Anything else would be an upset far, far bigger than the Broncos beating the Panthers.