Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 3/13/12
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After meeting with him for two days, the Broncos are now at the mercy of Peyton Manning, who’s still making the cross-country rounds, drawing new suitors by the day.

Though, if the iconic quarterback does end up in Denver, he may recognize a face or two.

Assuming Manning signs with the Broncos, two of his former longtime pass-catchers — receiver Reggie Wayne and tight end Dallas Clark — could join him in the Mile High City, CBSSports’ Pete Prisco hears.

The word I hear tonight from one league exec is he thinks Manning, Wayne and Clark all might be going to Denver

— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 13, 2012

Of course, this possibility exists not solely because of Manning, but because both free agents will need the work — Wayne is on the outs with the Colts, who last week released Clark and three other players.

Wayne was once adamant about becoming a package deal with Peyton, ideally in Arizona where he’d complement Larry Fitzgerald quite nicely. However, with the Broncos possessing a slight lead in the sweepstakes, Wayne’s tune has since changed, and he’s said to be interested in returning to Miami.

The problem with that is the Dolphins don’t appear to be a serious contender in the Manning derby, ruining the desired package.

Clark may not have a choice or preference, as his interest around the league won’t be particularly high after a miserable, injury-riddled 2011 campaign.

Both Wayne and Clark’s situations seem mostly dependent on Manning at this point. We may have to start referring to Denver as Colts West.

[Photo: Doug Benc/Getty Images]

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