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There's plenty of room for Manning

Redskins and Seahawks are in best salary-cap position to sign the QB

Originally Published: March 7, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

One of the reasons Peyton Manning isn't finishing his career with the Indianapolis Colts is the salary-cap consequences of keeping him and possibly finding out he can't play.

Manning was scheduled to count $17 million against the Colts' salary cap if the team paid the $28 million option bonus. Had he received the bonus and then had to retire before or after the 2012 season, the Colts would have been stuck with a $28.6 million cap hit in 2013, which would have been paralyzing to their football ...

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