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NFL insiders: Peyton Manning having trouble throwing the ball

Two days after Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz said Peyton Manning "is not throwing like an NFL quarterback," NFL Network's Mike Lombardi also raised concerns.

Lombardi told ESPN's Bill Simmons: "He can't throw the ball. I've talked to people who have caught the ball from 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. People that catch the ball from him say he doesn't really have velocity on the ball yet.''

As you know (unless you've been on the North Pole), Manning is widely expected to be released before the March 8 deadline for the Colts to pay him a $28 million bonus.

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