Archie Manning said son Peyton Manning was disappointed that Bill Polian was let go during the Indianapolis Colts’ leadership shake-up but remains committed to coming back next season.
Archie Manning said the Colts quarterback’s priority is his health, and that he hasn’t given much thought to how the upheaval in Indianapolis will affect him. Manning missed the entire season after a third operation on his neck.
Archie Manning also said “without a doubt” that his son and Andrew Luck could co-exist if Indianapolis chooses the Stanford quarterback with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.
PACKERS: The team canceled player availability Monday, bracing for bad news as authorities searched for the missing 21-year-old son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin amid fears that he had drowned in an icy Wisconsin river.
Police in Oshkosh, Wis., have been looking for 21-year-old Michael T. Philbin since Sunday evening. He disappeared at about 2 a.m. Sunday after an outing with friends in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh area.
Joe Philbin spent Monday in Oshkosh, where divers recovered the body of a man between ages 20 and 25 from the Fox River in the late afternoon after a guard reported hearing cries for help from the ice. Oshkosh police said no foul play was suspected, but the man’s name was being withheld until his family is notified.
CHIEFS: Romeo Crennel was named as the official replacement for fired coach Todd Haley, removing the interim tag he bore for the last three weeks of the season.
JAGUARS: New owner Shahid Khan dismissed Paul Vance as the senior vice president of football operations and general counsel. Vance had been with the organization since its inception, and since 2001 had been in charge
of contract negotiations.
The move might have had something to do with a salary dispute that affects several fired assistants. The team could be on the hook for more than $3 million in salary because of what seems to be a typo in their contracts.
PRO BOWL: Redskins linebacker London Fletcher is heading to his third consecutive Pro Bowl, replacing injured Brian Urlacher, of the Chicago Bears. Fletcher led the NFL in tackles, forced three fumbles and had two interceptions and 1½ sacks.