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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) walks off the field after the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game against the New Orleans Saints in Miami. The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end, according to a report. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported Tuesday, March 7, 2012, that the Colts plan to hold a news conference Wednesday to announce the long-expected decision. Manning is expected to attend. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2010, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) walks off the field after the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game against the New Orleans Saints in Miami. The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end, according to a report. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported Tuesday, March 7, 2012, that the Colts plan to hold a news conference Wednesday to announce the long-expected decision. Manning is expected to attend. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

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