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Jerome Solomon: If Manning's available, Texans should get to the front of the line

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Does anybody else think that he might be going a bit too all out here? Yes, Peyton and Colts head honcho Irsay aren't on the best of terms, and no, Irsay cannot be thrilled about the upcoming bonus due Peyton, but does anyone really believe that he'll be leaving Indianapolis?

First of all, something that Solomon seems to have missed - Peyton's still under contract. A long, nightmarish albatross of a contract, considering his injury. Yes, he's one of the greatest to ever play the position, and yes, he has a history of being relatively injury free. And yet, this is a different kind of beast - a neck injury, and nobody wants to push that any farther than it'll go. He swears he'll be playing next year, but I don't think everyone's convinced of that.

And even bigger than his health, his owner. At this point in time, Peyton does not dictate where Peyton would go. Jim Irsay does - and do any of you believe for an instant that Irsay will green-light a trade that sends his biggest piece (and perhaps his only piece, save that draft pick) to a divisional rival, of all teams? That fact alone is enough, in my mind to dis-rail this crazy train, and hopefully it is enough to do so for all of you as well.

I won't deny that I would drool to see the name 'Manning' on the back of a Texans jersey, especially if he's healthy. But it's something that I don't see happening, and if it does, I fear that the price will be far too steep for us to easily accept.

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