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October 21, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Throughout his career in Indianapolis, Peyton Manning was untouchable at practice, just like every other NFL quarterback. On Sunday night, the Colts had a chance to hit the star player -- who now plays for the Denver Broncos -- for the first time, and they took advantage. They sacked Manning four times in the 39-33 Colts victory  and more than once hit his arm while he was trying to throw, at one point jarring loose a fumble that left the end zone for a safety. “Oh gosh. We were hitting that boy, and hitting him, and hitting him,” defensive end Cory Redding said.
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February 23, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
A Peyton Manning photo the size of a drive-in movie screen still graces the front of Lucas Oil Stadium - site of this week's NFL scouting combine - but for how long? The quarterback's future with the Colts should be known within the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Dolphins fans have started a grass-roots campaign to lure the four-time MVP to Miami. As the Washington Post's Cindy Boren reports, fans in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have bought a billboard to advertise ManningtoMiami.com, complete with a doctored shot of Manning in Dolphins turquoise and orange.
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February 3, 2014 | By Mike James
Full disclosure. Before Super Bowl XLVIII, I argued that Peyton Manning's legacy was established and whether the Broncos won or lost the game wouldn't alter the way his career would be viewed. Well.... Who figured that the Broncos quarterback would end up looking more like Brandon Weedon than Peyton Manning on Sunday. Sam Farmer, The Times' astute NFL columnist, discusses Manning, the Super Bowl, and what lies ahead for the NFL in 2014 in the video above. As for Manning, Farmer was as surprised as just about everyone else that the Seahawks defense was able to take him out of his game so effectively.
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March 7, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The Indianapolis Colts have called a news conference for 9 a.m. PT Wednesday to announce the release of quarterback Peyton Manning, the centerpiece of their organization for 14 seasons and in many ways the face of the NFL. Both Colts owner Jim Irsay and Manning will participate. It's a sad end to an era for many people, among them John Madden, who told The Times he cannot envision Manning in another uniform. "Some guys deserve a happy ending, and he does," Madden said by phone.
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March 7, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Peyton Manning is much more than a typical NFL player. He's also a shrewd businessman who one day could wind up owning a team. Surely, he wants to take his time to evaluate the opportunities in front of him, and to leverage one team against another to get the best deal (with the most guaranteed money.) So it's likely that he won't rush into any decision. Still, he's been in the same offense for all 14 years of his career, so it behooves him to move quickly enough to get the jump on a new system and new personnel.
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March 15, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
This could be a big clue as to which way Peyton Manning is leaning. His buddy, former All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson, rejected Seattle's offer of a one-year deal to sign for three years with Tennessee. According to an NFL source, the decision was based partly on what many suspected -- Hutchinson wants to play with Manning, friends from many Pro Bowl appearances. Titans owner Bud Adams has said he wants to offer Manning a "lifetime contract," which would include a job with the franchise after the quarterback's playing career is over.
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December 1, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Peyton Manning's surgery appears to have been a success, according to reports out Thursday. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback has been off the gridiron since surgery on his neck in September, leaving him sidelined for the first time in his 14-year NFL career. "Peyton will now be allowed to increase the intensity and breadth of his workouts as tolerated. There remains every indication that his recovery will continue," surgeon Robert Watkins said in a statement . That's great news for Manning, whose chances of returning to the field had seemed even dimmer when news first broke that he would be sitting out the season.
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March 26, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Peyton Manning hates to waste time. The Denver Broncos' new quarterback spent Monday morning throwing at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., south of the city. The Denver Post reported the story, snapping pictures of the four-time Most Valuable Player as he threw. Under the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement, there are restrictions about when players can train at team facilities during the off-season. Valor Christian is where members of the Broncos held players-only workouts during last year's labor lockout.
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March 15, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
On Twitter earlier Thursday I joked that Tennessee's top draft pick from last season will soon be known as Jake “Cleaned Out” Locker, in light of how aggressively the Titans are pursuing Peyton Manning. Of course, it would be a shock if the Titans were to trade Locker, the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft. But the possibility of Manning joining the team -- and, yes, there are several other suitors - does raise interesting questions about what that would mean for Locker's development.
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March 7, 2012
Peyton Manning will not be a member of the Indianapolis Colts -- the team for which he started 227 games in a row, winning a Super Bowl title and four league MVPs along the way -- next season. That much we know for sure, as the Colts announced Manning's release at a press conference Wednesday morning . But what team's jersey will Manning be wearing next season? Assuming he's healthy -- and reports are that his recovery is moving in the right direction -- he is sure to attract plenty of attention.
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