- Associated Press - Monday, September 26, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts‘ position on Peyton Manning hasn’t changed. He’s still on the active roster, still going through rehabilitation and may yet return later this season.

Colts owner Jim Irsay used Twitter on Monday to clarify comments he reportedly made during a private breakfast with Super Bowl donors in Indianapolis, comments that seemed to indicate Indy’s franchise quarterback would miss the rest of the season.

Manning was expected to miss at least two months after having neck surgery Sept. 8 and possibly more, which could cost the four-time league MVP the entire season.

The Colts brought Kerry Collins out of retirement to replace Manning in the starting lineup, but he has struggled and left Sunday night’s game against Pittsburgh to be evaluated for a possible concussion.


Curtis Painter took over in the fourth quarter and led the Colts 80 yards for a touchdown. He finished 5 of 11 for 60 yards with a 62.7 rating.

Vick’s hand bruised, not broken

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick’s injured right hand is bruised, not broken as originally thought.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said a CT scan Monday showed the star quarterback bruised his hand in Philadelphia’s 29-16 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. Reid said X-rays taken during the game showed Vick may have a fracture.

It’s uncertain if Vick, who throws left-handed, will play when the Eagles host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Titans lose Britt for season

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Tennessee receiver Kenny Britt has a torn ACL in his right knee and will need season-ending surgery.

The news couldn’t come at a worse time for the Titans (2-1) who are tied with Houston atop the AFC South. The injury leaves Tennessee with four receivers, and team officials already are looking for someone to fill the spot on the roster.

Britt was off to the best start of his career with his 289 yards receiving ranked fifth in the NFL. Tennessee is averaging 310.7 yards passing per game, seventh-best in the league, with Hasselbeck off to the best start of his career in his 13th season. He has thrown for 932 yards, and only Warren Moon has started with more yards passing with this franchise.

Brady’s 3-week spree a record

NEW YORK — Tom Brady has the most yards passing for any three-week span in NFL history.

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