INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Peyton Manning's streak of 160 straight starts doesn't appear in serious danger after minor knee surgery.
But the Indianapolis Colts' superstar quarterback's medical problems an infected bursa sac in his left knee only adds to the long injury list the team will face when they open training camp July 25.
Not only will Manning be unavailable, but so will defensive end Dwight Freeney, wide receiver Marvin Harrison and safety Bob Sanders, the NFL's defensive player of the year last season.
The Colts say Manning can make a "full and complete return" in four to six weeks. That means, at worst, he can open the season against Chicago the night of Sept. 7, when the Colts unveil their new stadium in a replay of the 2007 Super Bowl. Given Manning's durability, there's a chance he could play the last exhibition game or two.
In Tuesday's other NFL news:
• The Dallas Cowboys and safety Ken Hamlin agreed on a $39 million, six-year deal that includes a $9 million signing bonus and guarantees the Pro Bowl safety about $15 million. The 27-year-old Hamlin set career highs with five interceptions and 102 tackles for the Cowboys last season. He was a starter for the NFC in his first Pro Bowl.
• The Chicago Bears signed running back Kevin Jones to a one-year deal. During four years with Detroit, Jones rushed for 3,067 yards and 24 touchdowns on 761 carries.
• The Tennessee Titans and All Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract by Tuesday's deadline for franchised players. Now Haynesworth must decide when, and if, to sign the tender paying him $7.25 million for the season with the Titans opening camp July 25.
Track coach receives lifetime ban for drugs
Track coach Trevor Graham received a lifetime ban from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Tuesday for his role in helping his athletes obtain performance-enhancing drugs.
Graham has been banned from participating in any event sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the IAAF, USA Track and Field or any other group that participates in the World Anti-Doping Agency program.
He was convicted in May of one count of lying to federal investigators about his relationship to an admitted steroids dealer. He's still awaiting sentencing and has asked a judge to toss out his conviction.
Graham already was banned from all USOC-sponsored facilities and had essentially become a pariah in his sport, connected with too many athletes involved in doping Marion Jones and former 100-meter world-record holders Justin Gatlin and Tim Montgomery to name a few.
In other track and field news:
Javelin thrower Breaux Greer made the U.S. track and field team for the Beijing Games even though he failed to reach the final round at the Olympic trials. Greer, an eight-time national champion, finished 17th at the trials this month, but he still joined Tyson Gay, Allyson Felix and Jeremy Wariner on the 126-member roster announced Monday by USA Track & Field.
Red Wings forward ends 16-year career
DETROIT (AP) Detroit Red Wings forward Dallas Drake announced his retirement Tuesday a month after raising the Stanley Cup for the first time in his 16-year career.
The 39-year-old Drake was a sixth-round pick in the 1989 entry draft. He began his career in Detroit in 1992 before the Red Wings traded him to Winnipeg in 1994. He played in Phoenix and St. Louis before Detroit signed him to a one-year contract in July 2007.
Drake has 177 goals, 300 assists and 885 penalty minutes in 1,009 regular-season games.
Cuban cyclist in coma after car accident
HAVANA (AP) Pedro Pablo Perez, a star Cuban cyclist who competed at the Sydney Olympics, was in a coma after a car crash and will miss the Beijing Games.
The 31-year-old rider sustained "cerebral ... lacerations and remains in a coma" following Monday's accident in San Cristobal in the western province of Pinar del Rio, the Communist Party newspaper Granma said Tuesday. It was unclear if he was a driver or passenger.
Perez took part in the road race at the 2000 Games and had qualified for Beijing. He medaled at the 1999 and 2003 Pan American Games and this year won his fifth Tour of Cuba. He is married to Yoanka Gonzalez, the 2004 world champion in scratch cycling.