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Report: Manning to Redskins? Hail no!

March 08, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • Peyton Manning is released from the Colts on March 7.
Peyton Manning is released from the Colts on March 7. (Joey Foley / Getty Images )

Peyton Manning doesn't want to play for the Washington Redskins and has informed the franchise of that, according to a report by Chris Russell of ESPN 980 Washington.

"A couple of different sources inside the organization have told me that Manning's camp made it pretty clear to Redskins officials that he doesn't want to come here," Russell said, according to ProFootballTalk.com. "There's lots of reasons for that. His brother, Eli, the colder weather, the whole situation down in Miami and so on and so forth. But unless that changes -- and I'm taking my sources at their word -- I don't think Manning's coming here to D.C."

There has been speculation that Manning and Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan might not be a good fit.

There's also this: Manning might not fit the pattern of Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who has a habit of collecting aging stars who had spectacular careers in other cities.

Why's that?

Because, unlike previous Snyder acquisitions, Manning actually appears to have something left in the tank.

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