After having to sit out the entire season, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has officially been cleared to resume his NFL career.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen have received word that Peyton Manning can once play football.  Now the question is where will Peyton continue his career?  Indianapolis, or will they release him in order to start over with their franchise?

ESPN is reporting this morning that Manning was cleared by two doctors, including the one who did the most recent neck surgery.  Manning is due a large bonus in March, so the clearance to continue playing football comes at a crucial time.

Colts owner Jim Irsay responded to all the reports by saying that Peyton still hadn't passed tests by the Colts doctors, so there could yet be a snag in his future.  Irsay will further address the fans and media about the situation on Friday with an official statement.

[ESPN]