FOXBORO, Mass. — Even though Colts quarterback Peyton Manning won't be in uniform for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Tom Brady is hoping to run into his long-time friend and rival at Gillette Stadium.
Manning hasn't played this season after having neck surgery, but he has remained on the Colts' active roster. Manning was scheduled to undergo another medical evaluation Wednesday, but he has already been ruled out of Sunday's game in New England.
"They're still a team that has a lot of good players on it," said Brady, who still speaks with Manning. "So we prepare this week like we prepare every week no matter who is out there. Obviously, he's one of the greatest players to ever play. Hopefully, he'll be there to say hi."
Indianapolis will instead call on fourth-stringer Dan Orlovsky to make his first start since 2008. The Colts had previously lost Kerry Collins for the season due to a concussion, and they benched Curtis Painter on Tuesday.