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Peyton Manning, who is one of the players on a class-action antitrust lawsuit intended to end the work stoppage, said he has tired of following the daily negotiations.

“I followed it early and it just got so exhausting because every day was the day it was supposed to end, and that was like three months ago,” he said. “I’ve gotten to the point now where I’ve just told (Colts center and players’ representative) Jeff Saturday to call me when I can go back to the facility … I have no information or insight as to when it’s going to end.

“I don’t think it’s going to be this week, but hopefully it will be real, real soon.”

When the lockout does end, Peyton Manning and the Colts will likely get back to contract talks. His contract expired after last season, and the Colts put the exclusive franchise tag on him _ a move that prevents him from negotiating with other teams. If he signs the one-year deal, he would make $23 million next season. Both sides appear more interested in reaching an agreement on a longer-term extension, but Manning does not appear interested in discussing the matter much.

“I really haven’t had a whole lot of thought on that,” he said. “They’ll be a time and a place to address that once the lockout ends, among other questions.”