Found March 16, 2012 on
Manning's decision may come tonight. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Arizona Cardinals will no longer be pursuing free agent quarterback Peyton Manning.
In a team statement released Friday, coach Ken Whisenhunt said, “[A]cquiring Peyton Manning is no longer an option for us.”
The statement indicates that the Cardinals have no regrets in their aggressive play for Manning, saying that the opportunity to acquire a first ballot Hall of Fame quarterback was “very unique and unexpected.”
The statement comes not-coincidentally minutes after the team’s 2 p.m. deadline to cut Kevin Kolb if they were to sign Manning. They’ll move forward with Kolb and John Skelton instead.
One less competitor for Manning’s services — and one that was thought to be the co-favorite with the Broncos only a few days ago. The Broncos worked out Manning this afternoon in North Carolina — more details on this can be found here and here.
BEST OF MAXIM
Peyton Manning could be on the verge of choosing to play for the Tennessee Titans, according to multiple sources. While the Peyton watch seems likely to be down to the Titans or Denver Broncos, the signing of offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson by Tennessee appears to give them to current edge to land the former NFL MVP of the Indianapolis Colts.
Hutchinson and Manning...
In the 10 days or so that Peyton Manning has been a free agent, rumors have put his future home in multiple locales around the country, from Denver to San Francisco with Tennessee in between.
Throughout the process, little if any details have emerged with regard to a possible contract figure for Manning, and while there has been some speculation as of late that’s put the parameters...
Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams reportedly told Houston's KHOU-TV that he has offered Peyton Manning a "For Life" contract -- which means Peyton will stay with the Titans FOREVER.Manning -- who was in Nashville on Wednesday -- met up with the Titans head coach Mike Munchak and other personnel.Adams said that Manning is well respected in the State of Tennessee...
Chris Mortensen of ESPN has reported the San Francisco 49ers worked out Peyton Manning on Tuesday in North Carolina. The 49ers have been unmasked as the mystery team in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. The question for the Cleveland Browns is do you go after Alex Smith if Peyton signs with the San Francisco 49ers? Alex Smith has a year of the training in a version of the west cost...
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the 49ers and Mario Manningham have agreed on a 2 year deal. No word on the specifics of the deal.
With the addition of Manningham, do the 49ers still have enough cap space to sign Peyton Manning and if so does the addition of Manningham help get Manning to SF. Either way after less than a week into free agency, the 49ers wide receiving core has...
Quarterback Peyton Manning is slated to work out for the Broncos Friday, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
While Manning left Tennessee without a contract, the AFC South club is still believed to be in the running to land the 4x NFL MVP. Arizona is still in the Manning sweepstakes, for that matter, as well.
Peyton Manning’s options have been become more clear over the last few days and we are getting closer to finding out who will have the future Hall of Famer under center. One team may surprise you!
The possibilities reported early on included teams on either coast, in america’s heartland, and a one a mile high! I can imagine that 2/3′s of the league at least considered if it...
MINING FOR GOLD
All the talk about Peyton Manning involved a few teams, but apparently a mystery team showing interest is the San Francisco 49ers.
Out of the race to nab Peyton Manning, the Arizona Cardinals are moving on with quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Kolb remained on the Arizona roster at a 4 p.m. EDT deadline Friday, ensuring him a $7 million roster bonus that the team would not have paid if they had landed Manning.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt issued a statement acknowledging that ''acquiring Peyton Manning is no longer...
With reports now coming in that Peyton Manning met with the 49ers, I think we can officially say that there is no possible way to predict what Manning is going to do next, much less where or how long he's planning on doing it.
While the Broncos remain in a holding pattern with Peyton Manning, the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year offered up an enticing deal for the future Hall of Famer ... and for some other player you might've heard of.
On a day when Manning was in Tennessee, and Mario Williams in Buffalo (still), linebacker Von Miller fired off a powerful tweet, stating he'd give up his...
You want to know how bad the Miami Dolphins need Peyton Manning? Let's start with a little history lesson. You know what they say about filling the shoes of a Hall of Famer -- you can't. Ever since the retirement of Dan Marino in 2000, the Dolphins were left trying to find any quarterback who can start and make them a respectable offensive team. When you had the likes...
Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway took the time to post his thoughts on Twitter, of Peyton Manning’s work out at Duke this afternoon.
“We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C. He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there,” tweeted Elway.
Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers also came away pleased with Manning’s work out when they...
As NFL fans everywhere await to see where quarterback Peyton Manningwill land, Kevin Kolb, Matt Hasselbeck and Tim Tebow in particular await hisdecision for more personal reasons: because their jobs are in the balance. Manning has had talks with the Arizona Cardinals, DenverBroncos, Miami Dolphins and most currently the Tennessee Titans and should makea decision on where he will...