Manning: It’s between Irsay and me

Bob Kravitz reports Peyton Manning ran into new GM Ryan Grigson who told him that Jim Irsay would decide Manning’s fate:

“One thing he (Grigson) kind-of, sort-of told me, without really wanting to tell me, was that Irsay will be the guy I’m going to sit down and talk with,” Manning said. “That’s going to happen at some point, but we haven’t had that conversation yet because we really don’t need to have that conversation yet.”

He also cleared the air about the situation at the Colts complex:

“I’m not in a very good place for healing, let’s say that,” he said, referring to the practice facility. “It’s not a real good environment down there right now, to say the least. Everybody’s walking around on eggshells. I don’t recognize our building right now. There’s such complete and total change.”

He was working out with strength and conditioning coach Jon Torine last week when word came down that Torine had been relieved of his duties. One day later, after Torine had cleaned out his office, he ran Manning one more time, for old time’s sake.

“It was tough,” Manning said. “Very emotional.”

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