Peyton Manning

September 6, 2011 by staff 

Peyton ManningPeyton Manning, The Colts said Monday that Peyton Manning rehabilitation of neck surgery has slowed and that “probably doubtful” for season opener Sunday in Houston. Manning will not participate in practice this week, the Colts said.

After reports surfaced yesterday that Manning may need another surgery on his neck and was consulting doctors, the Colts decided to tackle the issue. Pain in the back of Manning led to renewed concern, the Colts said.

Kerry Collins to start.

Here is the statement of the Colts:

“During the last week, the rate of improvement in the rehabilitation process slowed Peyton. More than the pain Peyton weekend, with experience in the back. It was originally thought to be a normal reaction to his rehabilitation regimen. When the pain persists, the Colts team doctor decided to initiate diagnostic tests and consulting with several specialists around the country who have been involved in the case of Peyton from the beginning. That process continues.

“As a result of recent medical developments have decided that Peyton did not practice. Their involvement therefore in Sunday’s game against Houston will likely be questionable. … From now on, Peyton continues to face a recovery neurological complicated, the end date of which is unpredictable. ”

Meanwhile, the Colts also said not to use the former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel as a consultant to repeat until the seventh game of the season, at his request.

‘Skins tab Grossman

Rex Grossman will be the Redskins quarterback starting for the season opener against the Giants.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Grossman won the John Beck made. Grossman is the quarterback on opening day for the first time since 2007, the season after he took the Bears in the Super Bowl.

Cassel practices

The heads of QB Matt Cassel (ribs) was a full participant in practice, but coach Todd Haley declined to discuss his opening statement Sunday against the Bills.

“He was there practicing,” said Haley. “It was our first real day of the game plan, so there are always problems to work through, but I think we had a productive day in all areas.”

Briggs: Trade me

Lance Briggs made it clear once again that he wants to be traded if the Bears did not restructure his contract at some point.

A six-time Pro linebacker Bowl, he believes that his days with the organization “are numbered,” because the administration is not willing to renegotiate the three years remaining on his six years and 36 million.


Vikings LB Chad Greenway signed a new five-year contract. … Broncos RB Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) practiced for the first time this summer. … Los Santos, said head coach Sean Payton agreed to an extension through 2015.

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