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Colts still fear listening devices in Foxboro

Andy Reid, Peyton Manning

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, left, meets with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning after an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 26-24. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


For the second straight weekend, the three-year-old notion of the Patriots engaging in tactics not recognized by the rule book hovers over one of the team’s biggest out-of-division rivalries.

In his look-ahead to the coming weekend, Peter King of (via points out that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning fears the presence of enemy ears in the visitors’ locker room at Gillette Stadium.

Manning hasn’t said it, but King says he’s heard “reliably” that Manning and former offensive coordinator Tom Moore used to huddle in the hall outside the locker room when the time came to talk strategy.

“So if you’re outside the locker room Sunday,” King writes, “don’t be surprised to see Manning and his first-year coordinator, Christensen, huddling for a few minutes.”

None of it means that bugs have been planted in the locker room, but there’s nothing wrong with being cautious. Even if the caution becomes paranoia.