Adam Stites at Big Cat Country is citing a report from an Indianapolis radio host that goes by JMV that Peyton Manning's neck injury may be worse than once thought. According to JMV, Manning has to have another neck surgery, and is out indefinitely. Combine that report with Jim Irsay's recent tweets (these compiled by Nate Dunlevy of 18to88):
"Weather forecast ever changing...ominous storm clouds gathering...it never rains under my umbrella....
There was the Rams-K Warner Sup year./ There was Patriot 2001-Brady Sup.year.--- Every year. is interesting n unpredictable in NFL!!!!
This ain't a dream no more...it's the real thing..give me a second,let me get it 2gether, just got 2 pick myself up off the floor
Got 2 code the darkness...prepare u 4 an alternative journey
No quarter?NONE ASKED!We made a promise,we swore we'd always remember,no retreat,no surrender;like soldiers in a winter's nite,a vow 2defend
Stampedblue and Jon Bauges/random or silly tweets,they r not..ur not hearing what I'm saying..riddle n codes r done4a reason,but it's there
It's BETWEEN the lines,you will find...what you can only find here"
Such a development certainly changes the dynamics of the division. I'll update this post as soon as I know more, if there's more to know.
Update: Bill Polian told SI's Peter King, "I don’t know anything about that. I honestly don’t,"
Update (10:25 PM): Via Adam Schefter on Twitter, "Filed to ESPN from : Peyton Manning is being revaluated by several doctors bc of slow progress. No other procedure planned now."