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The franchise tag and Manning's next contract

Updated: September 12, 2010, 1:51 PM ET
By Adam Schefter

Here's a short post to start off the first Sunday of the NFL season.

When Peyton Manning signs his next contract, you may expect Tom Brady's new deal to set the tone. What will influence it more is not Brady's contract but rather what happens if the Colts quarterback gets franchised.

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