Peyton Manning, who may soon trade that Colts blue for Broncos red.
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Peyton Manning, one of the two or three best quarterbacks in recent years and one of the greatest ever, is close to signing a contract to play for the NFL's Denver Broncos, according to multiple reports.
ESPN is reporting that sources close to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts say the team is going to let star quarterback Peyton Manning become a free agent.
An announcement is due Wednesday, the network adds.
Manning, who has spent his entire 14-year career with the Colts and is a lock to be a hall of famer, "missed the entire 2011 season after having his third neck surgery in 19 months, a fusion of two vertebrae," as ESPN writes.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is the latest to sound off on the unauthorized New Orleans Saints "bounty" program that quietly rewarded players for devastating hits on opponents, including $1,000 payments for hits that forced opponents out of the game.