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'Outside chance' in 2011 for Manning

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts' position on Peyton Manning hasn't changed.

He's on the active roster, still going through rehabilitation and might yet return this season.

Monday, Colts owner Jim Irsay used Twitter to clarify comments he reportedly made during a private breakfast with Super Bowl donors in Indianapolis, comments that seemed to indicate Indy's franchise quarterback would miss the entire season.

The tweet cited an "outside chance" of Manning returning in December. Indy's final regular-season game is Jan. 1.

Manning, a four-time MVP, was expected to miss at least two months after having neck surgery Sept. 8 and possibly more.

Meanwhile, team officials declined to say whether replacement starter Kerry Collins suffered a concussion in Sunday night's loss to the Steelers.

Vick's hand injury a bruise, not a break

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles coach Andy Reid said a CT scan showed star quarterback Michael Vick's right (nonthrowing) hand is bruised, not broken after Sunday's loss to the Giants.

"(Monday), he had a scan and it showed there was no break," Reid said. " … There is still a bunch of swelling."

It's uncertain if Vick, a lefty, will play Sunday when the Eagles host the 49ers.

The quarterback also backpedaled from his criticism of officials, saying Monday, "The refs have to do their jobs, and they have tons of things to look over. I was kind of out of character and being too candid in that aspect." He blasted officials Sunday for not calling more penalties on players who hit him late.

BENGALS: The team's union representative, Andrew Whitworth, is upset that running back Cedric Benson and other NFL players face suspensions for offseason incidents. Benson and cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones are appealing suspensions for arrests that occurred during the lockout. They were among eight repeat offenders who could have faced punishment for actions during the lockout.

BROWNS: Running back Peyton Hillis attended team meetings after being sent home with strep throat before Sunday's game.

EAGLES: Receiver Riley Cooper, a former Florida and Clearwater Central Catholic star, has a concussion. His status is uncertain.

JETS: Quarterback Mark Sanchez has a broken nose but will play at Baltimore. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie has a bruised lung and ribs and his status is uncertain.

TITANS: Coach Mike Munchak said receiver Kenny Britt tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee and will need season-ending surgery once the swelling subsides.

'Outside chance' in 2011 for Manning 09/26/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 26, 2011 10:41pm]
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