Colts QB Peyton Manning has been taken off the team’s physically unable to perform list.
The move means he now able to practice. But Colts fans shouldn’t get their hopes up about him starting the opening week.
The move is mostly a logistical one, as Manning wouldn’t have missed the first six games of the season (players on the PUP list after the season starts must miss at least the first six games before they can return to practice). The team wouldn’t have signed veteran QB Kerry Collins if they didn’t have serious doubts about Manning’s availability to play in the season opener at Houston. Or if they trusted back-up Curtis Painter, who didn’t see any action in 2010, to get the spot start.