Colts Activate Quarterback Peyton Manning

The Indianapolis Colts announced the activation of quarterback Peyton Manning from the physically unable to perform list. The official announcement indicates that the activation is the next step in Manning’s healing process.

Ultimately, the move will allow Manning to return to practice on a limited basis and give the team a more formal look at his progress as the regular season approaches. This does not indicate that the franchise quarterback will be ready to take the field against the Houston Texans in Week 1, but it is a necessary step toward that end if it is possible.