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March 7, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Peyton Manning wanted to stay with his team but was pushed out the door by ownership. LeBron James was leaving a team that desperately wanted him to stay. Which one do you think had the classier farewell? While there seems to be an ever-decreasing level of humility and grace in the sports world, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning gave a farewell news conference Wednesday and thanked the Colts and the team owners for giving him a chance to lead the team for so many years.
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March 20, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The Denver Broncos have called a news conference for noon PDT today, presumably to introduce Peyton Manning as their new quarterback. On Monday, Manning instructed his agent to negotiate a deal with the Broncos, with the four-time Most Valuable Player having chosen them over Tennessee and San Francisco. Manning is expected to command a contract in the neighborhood of $95 million over five years. The Denver Post reported today that Manning was considering calling Frank Tripucka, the first quarterback in Broncos history, to request the use of jersey No. 18. That was Tripucka's number, which the club had retired.
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March 19, 2012 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
Turns out we'll get to see Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady this season, although the matchup will look different than we've ever seen it. Manning has instructed his agent to work out a deal with the Denver Broncos, and a game at New England is on Denver's 2012 schedule. The opponents have been determined for teams, but the schedule won't be released for several weeks. In addition to their AFC West opponents, the Broncos will play home games against Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Houston, New Orleans and Tennessee.
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March 15, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The Tennessee Titans are pulling out the stops to get Peyton Manning. Titans owner Bud Adams has offered the star quarterback a "contract for life," to come to Tennessee, hoping to lure him with a front-office position with the team once his playing days are through, according to a Houston TV station. Adams told KHOU Channel 11 on Wednesday he's not concerned about Manning's arm strength after his multiple neck surgeries that sidelined him for all of last season. "I'm only concerned how strong it is in September, when he starts the regular season," Adams said, adding that much as he likes second-year quarterback Jake Locker -- whom the Titans drafted eighth overall last year -- the franchise had to "go for it" with Manning.
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March 8, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Times NFL reporter Sam Farmer gave a list of 10 teams Peyton Manning might end up playing for next season. Which one do you think will land the future Hall of Famer? A quick recap of Farmer's choices, with his comments: Miami: The Dolphins need to sell tickets and owner Stephen Ross is star-struck. Seattle: Their owner has the deepest pockets in the league, and Pete Carroll would let Manning mold that up-and-coming roster to his liking. Arizona: Domed stadium, warm climate, Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald, NFC West - what's not to like?
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March 8, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
If you were the greatest quarterback in the history of a team, would you welcome perhaps the greatest quarterback of all-time to come to that team and maybe make you the second-greatest quarterback in team history? If your name is Dan Marino, you would. Marino, the former Miami Dolphins quarterback, says if Manning has any questions about playing for the Dolphins, he would gladly answer them. He has enough people "working with him to help him make the right decisions," Marino said Thursday, but if Manning asks, "I would definitely answer.
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March 7, 2012 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
The Miami Dolphins figure to be one of the most aggressive teams in bidding for the services of Peyton Manning, who will be released by Indianapolis on Wednesday morning. In doing so, the Dolphins will be mindful of what happened six years ago when they let a prime opportunity get away. In 2006, the Dolphins were in the market for a quarterback and had a chance to sign Drew Brees, who was coming off a devastating shoulder injury. Brees had been released by San Diego, which had decided to cast its lot with Philip Rivers.
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March 16, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
With all signs pointing to Peyton Manning making a team decision very soon, the star quarterback reportedly is scheduled to throw for Denver Broncos brass today in Raleigh, N.C. A plane owned by the Broncos -- the same one that picked up Manning last week -- was tracked heading to North Carolina on Friday morning, and ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Manning will throw for John Elway & Co., the first time he's worked out for a team (besides the...
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March 13, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Peyton Manning has narrowed down his choices of potential teams to join as a free agent. Or so the reports say. But oddly enough, that list seems to keep growing rather than getting smaller, like most lists that are being narrowed down tend to do. Since being released by the Indianapolis Colts last week, the veteran quarterback has met with the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos, spending at least six hours with each team. Reports early Monday said Manning had no intention of meeting with any other teams.
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March 7, 2012
Peyton Manning will not be a member of the Indianapolis Colts -- the team for which he started 227 games in a row, winning a Super Bowl title and four league MVPs along the way -- next season. That much we know for sure, as the Colts announced Manning's release at a press conference Wednesday morning . But what team's jersey will Manning be wearing next season? Assuming he's healthy -- and reports are that his recovery is moving in the right direction -- he is sure to attract plenty of attention.
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