Colts coach Chuck Pagano has been medically cleared to return to the team by his physician and could be back as soon as Monday.

On Thursday, Larry Cripe, Pagano's doctor, told the Associated Press it's up to Pagano and the Colts to figure out when he'll be back and how much he'll do.

Pagano's leukemia was diagnosed Sept. 26. Cripe said that while the cancer remains in remission, Pagano will continue to take oral medication and will be closely monitored for the next couple of years.

Indy (9-5) has gone 8-3 since Pagano left and is on the cusp of clinching a playoff berth.

Sanchez options open

Mark Sanchez is the former face of the franchise. He could soon be a former member of the Jets.

The team will consider all their options regarding the beleaguered and benched quarterback in the offseason, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press on Thursday.

The person, who requested anonymity because the team's personnel plans are private, told the AP that the Jets have not made any determinations involving Sanchez.

That means his status is in limbo and a trade cannot be ruled out.

He's not alone. The futures of Tim Tebow, coach Rex Ryan, general manager Mike Tannenbaum, and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano with the Jets also are uncertain.

Hall: No threat made

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he was falsely accused of profanely threatening to kill an official during an on-field confrontation that resulted in his ejection during the team's Oct. 28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

Hall said he was told during the NFL's investigation of the incident, which resulted in a $30,000 fine, that the alleged threat against head linesman Dana McKenzie led to his ejection. The threat has not been previously revealed.

"Yeah, he said that's what threw the flag for the ejection," Hall said. "And so, you know, that didn't happen. That should have never happened, and we wouldn't be having this conversation."

This article contains information from Inquirer wire services.