The Indianapolis Colts activated Peyton Manning from the physically unable to perform list Monday morning.
The star quarterback will return to practice on a limited basis.
Had Manning remained on the PUP list until this Saturday, when the Colts must make their final round of cuts, he would have been forced to miss the first six weeks of the season.
Practicing on a limited basis is different than getting crushed by 270-pound defensive ends, but this is a big step. The chances of Manning being ready for Week One certainly look better than they did a week ago.
Manning's current streak of 227 games started (including playoff games) leads active quarterbacks.
With Tom Brady spending this week and next preparing for the Super Bowl, Andy Dalton has been named his replacement in the Pro Bowl.
This will mark Dalton’s third Pro Bowl appearance. He finished fourth in the AFC in passing yards (4,206) and tied for 10th with 18 passing touchdowns. Brady threw 10 more touchdowns in four fewer games.
Though he’s often skipped the actual games, this was the 12th season in which Brady was named to the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster. He’s been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last eight seasons.
Mike Giardi and former Patriots center Dan Koppen discuss all aspects of the dominating performance by the Patriots over the Steelers in the AFC Championship. The two wonder why Pittsburgh refused to try and employ some of the strategies that were successful for the Houston Texans during the Divisional game last week.
Also, Dan talks about what the players need to do this week to get ready for the circus that is the week leading up to the game.
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