Found March 16, 2012 on The Sport Mentalist:
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The Miami Dolphins received a little bad news from PeytonManning yesterday as he informed him that he won’t be signing with them. Beforedeciding to chase manning, the Dolphins were considered front-runners for MattFlynn’s services so they have to be concerned that Flynn has extended his visitwith the Seattle Seahawks.
While there is no guarantee that Flynn will sign with theSeahawks, his extended stay cannot be a good sign for the Dolphins. There hasbeen an alarming trend going on this offseason with players like Mario Williamsbeing signed by a team after an extended stay.
The Cowboys had two former Kansas City Chiefs Kyle Orton andBrandon Carr in for a lengthy visit before signing both players to the team.
The Dolphins also lost quarterback Chad Henne who began the2011 season as their starter. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars so theDolphins will need to make a strong push for Flynn if they are going to haveany chance to land him.
But if they don’t land him then their quarterback situationwill become even more problematic. There may be a decent quarterback or twoleft on the market who could fill in for them this year but that is not thekind of signing that an offensive-minded rookie coach wants to make.
Instead they may make a play for Ryan Tannehill in the draftor Matt Hasselbeck if Manning signs with Tennessee. It’s very doubtful theywould consider trading for Tim Tebow if Manning signed with Denver.
For now the Dolphins are stuck with quarterback Matt Mooreand little else which won’t get it done if they plan on being more competitivethan they were last season. With that being said look for them to continue toexplore options at the position. 
Roosevelt Hall is an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and an NBA Blogger for The Sport Mentalist 2. He is also a Sports Reporter for Pro Sports Lives. He can be contacted at RHall_TPFB@Yahoo.com and be sure to follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist.
Also check out these stories: Peyton Manning’s ‘Decision’ determines fate of three quarterbacks Jaguars get second shot at Tim Tebow Peyton Manning’s legacy already a burden on Andrew Luck   

 
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