A surprise suitor has entered the sweepstakes for 4-time MVP Peyton Manning’s services: the San Francisco 49ers.
NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi confirmed an ESPN report that Manning was evaluated by 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Tuesday, although it was not reported specifically where the meeting took place. ESPN also reported that the 49ers had Manning undergo a medical examination on Wednesday.
Debate: Time for some action!
Until Friday, it had been assumed that only 4 teams had been seriously in the hunt for Manning, including the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals.
ESPN reports that the Cardinals have been advised that they are no longer a consideration to grow to be Manning’s next team.
On Friday, Broncos officials, like John Elway, traveled to North Carolina, to watch Manning work out. Manning is also expected to perform out for the Titans. On Wednesday, Manning met with Titans officials in Nashville for practically seven hours.
Most recently, NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi had reported that Manning’s decision would come down to the Titans and Broncos.
Niners quarterback Alex Smith not too long ago became a free agent, in spite of reportedly becoming close to signing a three-year deal to return to the team.
The 49ers are searching to upgrade their wide receivers in the course of free of charge agency, getting currently signed Randy Moss to a one particular-year deal. The team also hosted cost-free-agent recievers Mario Manningham and Brandon Lloyd on Thursday.
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