Peyton Manning has been officially ruled out for the Colts' season opener against the Houston Texans.
Colts' vice chairman Bill Polian confirmed the decision in an interview with ESPN Radio on Wednesday. Manning's streak of starts ends at 208 regular season games and 19 playoff games. He has started every non-preseason game Indianapolis has played since the beginning of 1998.
The Colts will be a completely different team without Manning, and after nine straight years in the playoffs with Manning at the helm, it's hard to see them even being competitive without him.
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.