Manning’s season is over

Polian cleared up some speculation Sunday by announcing that Manning is indeed throwing and may practice this year.  He also noted that Manning will not play this year:

“On Thursday, we met with the doctors and the rehabilitation folks, and the strength and conditioning folks and our training staff, and in that meeting we outlined where Peyton was and where he might be expected to go in the future,” Polian said. “With respect to that meeting, it was determined by the doctors that there was no chance he would play this year. His rehabilitation has not come far enough to make it prudent for him to step on the field in game action.”