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Colts headed toward franchising Manning

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08:04 AM ET 02.11 | While no one believes Peyton Manning would sign elsewhere, NFL labor issues may affect any negotiation. If a long-term contract can't be arranged before the collective bargaining agreement expires March 3, the Colts will exercise the "franchise" tag, which can be used starting today and must be issued no later than Feb. 22. The one-year contract would pay Manning approximately $23 million for 2011, and the "exclusive" variety of the tag would keep him from testing his value on the open market. ... Since the franchise or transition tag can be used only once an offseason, the Colts likely will wait until later this month to exercise it. If the team and Manning can agree on a multiyear deal, the team would at least have the option of tagging another player.

Indianapolis Star

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February 11, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Poor Peyton never thought he'd have to play for only $23M. Betcha he trades in his Bentley on a Camry, just in case.

February 11, 2011  08:13 AM ET

with no football guess we'll see some new Oreo commercials. Oh goodie!

February 11, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Trying to temper the excitement here...

February 11, 2011  08:16 AM ET

I thought they just gave Manning a contract....

February 11, 2011  08:18 AM ET

I thought they did that already!

February 11, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I thought they just gave Manning a contract....

Done with Romo already?

February 11, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Done with Romo already?

Two and a half days was more than enough.

February 11, 2011  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Done with Romo already?

I had heard a rumor that Chico had seen the light ...

but I see it isn't true ...

February 11, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I had heard a rumor that Chico had seen the light ...but I see it isn't true ...

Yeah.... Saw the light two days after I attempted to honor the bet with that avatar.

February 11, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I thought they just gave Manning a contract....

They did...in 2004.

February 11, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yeah.... Saw the light two days after I attempted to honor the bet with that avatar.

ha ... so you're saying you don't honor avatar bets?

February 11, 2011  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Two and a half days was more than enough.

I got tired of looking at it! haha!

February 11, 2011  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

ha ... so you're saying you don't honor avatar bets?

Did as long as I could... He started stirring the pot, and you know I had to renig.

February 11, 2011  08:38 AM ET

I wish someone would tag me.

February 11, 2011  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE:

:o

LOL!!

February 11, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I wish someone would tag me.

.........

February 11, 2011  08:44 AM ET

Aren't franchise tags null and void if there isn't any CBA in place?

February 11, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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Aren't franchise tags null and void if there isn't any CBA in place?

It probably doesn't apply to Peyton.

February 11, 2011  08:46 AM ET

Wait... He would get 23 million for the season?

 
February 11, 2011  08:47 AM ET

Better leave something to sign some other players are there will be problems in Manninapolis.

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