Found March 20, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
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The San Francisco 49ers flirted with a future Hall of Fame quarterback last week as they were in the chase for QB Peyton Manning. Ultimately, the 49ers missed out on Manning and in their actions, bruised the ego of one Alex Smith. Smith reportedly was looking to change agents on Saturday night, being represented by the same agent as Peyton Manning, Tom Condon. Alex Smith then embarked on a free agent interview tour, first heading to Miami. The job in Seattle was filled before Smith could arrive. Damaged ego or not, Alex Smith should swallow his pride and return to the San Francisco 49ers, signing the offer which the franchise has reportedly made to him. Any leverage that Smith would hoped to have gained while in discussions with the Miami Dolphins is now greatly diminished after the Dolphins signed veteran David Garrard on Monday night. Even if Miami still makes an offer to Smith, a move which could be possible, does Smith really want to join that circus? A new head coa...
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