Report: Manning having trouble with certain throws

Michael Lombardi of NFL Network said Thursday on the Bill Simmons' podcast for ESPN that Peyton Manning is still having trouble making certain types of throws and with his velocity.

In an interview picked up by, Lombardi says the Colts QB, who has received clearance to return from his neck surgery, is having issues with velocity and certain types of throws.

"I've talked to people who've caught the ball for him. He can't throw the ball to his left. He can't throw the ball across his body, because he doesn't feel it," Lombardi said. "People that catch the ball for him say he doesn't really have velocity on the ball yet."

That, of course, is because once Manning cleared the hurdle of his neck being OK to play, he still has to wait for the nerves in his arm to regenerate and for the strength and velocity in that right arm to return. The timetable for that is unknown, and certainly looms as a large reason why the Colts would sever ties with their franchise quarterback when his $28 million roster bonus comes due in a month.

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