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Peyton Manning takes on new role in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning spent the past 13 years playing mind games with defenses.

Now that he's sidelined, the four-time league MVP is using his knowledge in another way - as the Colts' most valuable adviser.

Between the brisk walks around Indy's practice fields, team officials say Manning has been attending team meetings, helping break in his replacements and even advising coaches about what to do on game days.

It's a whole new world for Manning, who made 227 consecutive starts including the playoffs and never missed a meaningful game until three weeks ago.

And nobody seems to mind getting the input.

Coach Jim Caldwell calls Manning a resource that can help the Colts break a three-game losing streak.

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