Seahawks out of Peyton Manning sweepstakes?

Seahawks out of Peyton Manning sweepstakes?

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 07: Peyton Manning attends a press conference announcing Manning's release from the Colts at Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on March 7, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 7:08 AM

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks may be out of the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, according to published reports.

Manning met with the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals over the weekend. The Miami Dolphins are also considered a strong contender, although there is no indication Manning has met with the team yet.

In an article on ESPN.com, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter reported that the Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs failed to get Manning to visit their facilities and were no longer considered contenders. The Denver Post also reported those teams were out of the running.

The News Tribune, citing a team source, reported that Manning has not declined an invitation to visit Seattle and the door remains open.

ESPN also reported there were one or two other teams talking to Manning that have not been made public.

Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams tossed his hat in the ring Sunday, saying he wanted to sign the future Hall of Famer. Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee.

The Titans currently have former Seahawk Matt Hasselbeck and former Washington Husky Jake Locker on its roster.

There is speculation Manning could pick his new team as early as tomorrow.

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