Still, shatter a core that's been so successful for more than a decade? Will Manning, Saturday, Wayne, Diem and others go the way of Edgerrin James, Marvin Harrison, Marcus Pollard, Tarik Glenn and so many who preceded them?
"You certainly know that it's a possibility," Manning said. "The longer you play, you realize that you can't play with the same guys or have the same scenario that you always had. That's just part of growing up and getting older and I'm aware of that.