Titans get their shot at Manning

Peyton Manning met with Titans brass and coaches on Wednesday. (RICK SCUTERI/Reuters file photo)

Peyton Manning met with Titans brass and coaches on Wednesday. (RICK SCUTERI/Reuters file photo)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:30 PM ET

It was Tennessee's turn to charm Peyton Manning on Wednesday.

As the free-agent quarterback's search for a new NFL team dragged into Day 7 after his release from the Colts, the Titans got their chance to woo him.

According to the Nashville Tennessean, His Royal Majesty was picked up Wednesday morning in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and flown by private jet to Nashville — escorted by Titans coach Mike Munchak, GM Ruston Webster and executive Mike Reinfeldt.

The sides then hunkered down by mid-afternoon at Baptist Sports Park, the Tennessean said. They met for more than six-and-a-half hours, with Manning departing just after 10 p.m. EDT.

Reporters tweeted from outside throughout. At one point dinner was ordered, tweeters said, and at another the Titans team doctor entered the facility. He departed just after 9.

Afterward, it was expected Manning would be returned to the airport. The Titans' jet would presumably fly him back to Raleigh-Durham, where he has been working out at Duke University.

The Titans threw their hat into the Manning ring only on Sunday, courtesy of owner Bud Adams.

"He is the man I want. Period," Adams said.

Manning had met for six-plus hours with brass from the Broncos and Cardinals on the weekend, and almost that long with coaches only from the Dolphins on Monday.

Manning's decision could come at any time as he is reportedly considering no other teams.


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