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Did anyone ever think that Peyton Manning's time in Indianapolis would end like this? The longtime face of the Colts franchise was released by the team on Wednesday, one day before he would've been paid a $28 million roster bonus. As Manning explores his free agent options, SI takes a look back at some rare photos of the prolific passer, who won a Super Bowl and four MVP awards and helped build a new stadium while with the Colts. In this photo, Peyton takes some cuts against his brother, Cooper, as father Archie plays catch.

Text: Sam Stejskal
Photo: Lane Stewart/SI

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