Peyton Manning's father believes his son and Andrew Luck could play together

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Archie Manning figures Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck can co-exist in Indianapolis after all.

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck might be drafted by winless Indianapolis, where he would join Peyton Manning.  File/Associated Press
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Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck might be drafted by winless Indianapolis, where he would join Peyton Manning.

One day after Archie Manning told an Indianapolis radio show he didn’t think either quarterback wanted to be on the same team, he backtracked and said he thought the two could work together just fine – if the winless Colts get the No. 1 pick next spring and choose Luck.

“I’m sure they could,” Archie Manning said in a phone interview Wednesday. “Andrew is a great young man and we’ve enjoyed getting to know him. He and Peyton have a friendship, and I’m one of the few people out there that’s not really concerned about this deal. All good people respect each other and I’m sure this will all shake out.”

The connection between the Mannings and the Lucks dates back almost three decades when Archie Manning and Luck’s father, Oliver, were teammates as quarterbacks in Houston.

REDSKINS: Tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams – the team’s leader in receptions and the offense’s marquee lineman – were suspended without pay for four games by the NFL for repeated violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension runs through the end of the season.

PACKERS: Cornerback Charles Woodson has returned to practice on a limited basis, another sign he’s making progress recovering from a concussion.

Woodson sustained a concussion in Sunday’s victory over the Giants. Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Woodson’s limited participation Wednesday was part of the protocol a player must complete before returning to action.

McCarthy says he expects Woodson to play Sunday against Woodson’s former team, Oakland.

• Linebacker Erik Walden was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor disorderly conduct-domestic abuse after a fight with his girlfriend.

Walden remains free on bond and is due back in court Dec. 27.

CHARGERS: Placed defensive end Luis Castillo on injured reserve. Castillo broke his left leg in the season opener on Sept. 11.

SEAHAWKS: Defensive end Raheem Brock has been charged with drunken driving, more than a year after he was pulled over and accused of driving 85 to 90 mph on Interstate 5.


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