The Green Bay Packers released Charles Woodson, the former National Football League defensive player of the year, while the Indianapolis Colts declined to give a new contract to Dwight Freeney, the club’s all-time sack leader.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay criticized quarterback Peyton Manning for complaining about the dour atmosphere on the team, saying he should have kept his opinions “in the family,” ESPN reported on its website.
New York Giants fans will cheer on their team against the Dallas Cowboys at tonight’s National Football League opener in New Jersey. At tax time, they’ll help pay for the opponents’ $1.2 billion home field in Texas.
Peyton Manning’s football future was decided by a $28 million bonus, his surgically fused neck and a highly praised college quarterback, ending a record-setting era that produced a Super Bowl title for the Indianapolis Colts.