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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2011 file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning walks off the field after a 23-20 win over the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Manning, the only four-time MVP in league history, has been given the exclusive franchise tag, a move that could cost the Colts $23 million next season. Team owner Jim Irsay announced the decision Tuesday night, Feb. 15, 2011 on Twitter. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2011 file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning walks off the field after a 23-20 win over the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Manning, the only four-time MVP in league history, has been given the exclusive franchise tag, a move that could cost the Colts $23 million next season. Team owner Jim Irsay announced the decision Tuesday night, Feb. 15, 2011 on Twitter. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

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