Utecht, the former tight end for the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals from 2005-09, suffered five major concussions in his college and pro career. The MMQB’s Emily Kaplan wrote about Utecht’s battle with long- and short-term memory loss, and his book about it.
Peyton Manning is set to get his revenge against notorious Twitter user and breaker of erroneous news Rob Lowe in a Comedy Central roast of the star, who also happens to act. You will recall that Lowe, a big Indianapolis Colts fan and friend of owner Jim Irsay, set the Internet aflame in January 2012 when he tweeted that Manning — who had missed all of the 2011 after undergoing multiple neck procedures — would retire. In fact, in a tweet since deleted, he reported, “Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow.#Colts” It took Peyton’s pop, Archie, to shoot down the rumor and, you may recall, Peyton went on to play elsewhere and win another Super Bowl before truly retiring
Joey Bosa’s still holding out, Dak Prescott is killing it and most teams have avoided injury. The Olympics only roll around once every four years, so we don't blame you at all for tuning out all other sports and turning your full attention to the performances of Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt and others. There have been breakout rookies, some injuries, roster moves and the other kinds of unique and weird stories that the NFL seems to produce more often than any other organization, for better or worse.