By Evans Clinchy
February 02, 2012

There are plenty of questions to be answered before Peyton Manning can resume his career as an NFL quarterback, but a big one was put to rest today. Manning has been medically cleared to play again, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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Manning missed all of the 2011 season with a neck injury. He's now ready to return to the game, health-wise, but the next question is what uniform he'll wear in 2012.

The Colts have an option to pay Manning a $28 million bonus and retain him for next season; a decision on that bonus is due March 8. The Colts can pay him the bonus, they can opt out, or they can trade him before that date. Or -- yes, there's a fourth option -- they can negotiate an extension on that deadline.

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