Peyton Manning Could Still Play This Year, Colts' Bill Polian Says

The Indianapolis Colts are now 0-7 to start the 2011 NFL season and this is shaping up to be one of the worst years in history for the Colts. That's what happens when you lose someone like Peyton Manning (but the team shouldn't be this bad).

Colts executive Bill Polian talked with Peter King this week and had a few Manning-related nuggets.

First, he said Manning could still practice and/or play this year, which is what the Colts have been saying all along. It seems like they're telling the truth there because they have yet to place Manning on injured reserve.

Second, he said Manning, who is recovering from surgery on his neck, is walking on a treadmill now and could begin jogging this week.

Third, Polian says he and Manning have talked about plans for 2012 and beyond but King says he wasn't specific on that. This could be an interesting subject down the road because, if the Colts earn the No. 1 pick, they could be faced with a big decision if given the opportunity to draft Andrew Luck.

SB Nation's Stampede Blue is covering this forgettable Colts season and currently asks:Who deserves the most blame for the 0-7 start?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.