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Manning Could See the Franchise Tag For Some Time to Come

Indy Star Colts columnist Mike Chappell reports that having the Franchise Tag on QB Peyton Manning could be something we see for a few years to come.

All signs point toward the exorbitant “exclusive franchise” tag staying affixed to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for the foreseeable future.

The lines of communication with Tom Condon, Manning’s agent, remain open, according to Colts owner Jim Irsay, “but nothing is imminent right now.”

“We’ll see what happens in the next (few days),” Irsay said. “If we can get something done before the deadline, we will. If not, it’s not uncommon territory for us to go the other way (with the franchise tag).”

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