Peyton Activated

The Colts have taken Peyton Manning off the Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP).

Here’s what it means (and what it doesn’t):

  • The worst case scenario won’t happen. Had Peyton stayed on PUP through next week, he would have been forced to miss the first six games of the season. That’s off the table.
  • Peyton can begin to practice with the team. This is obviously a good thing.
  • This doesn’t guarantee Peyton will start week one. It isn’t a surprise move. It’s not a change from what we knew last week.
  • While it’s obviously a good thing (as opposed to a bad thing), don’t read into it. It was the necessary and expected next step. Now we should know by early next week what Peyton’s status is.