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Dolphins, Titans get in frame for Manning

After a whirlwind weekend in Denver and Arizona, Peyton Manning returned to his home in south Florida Sunday, only to set the stage for more visits and more intrigue surrounding his future in the NFL.

Manning, released Wednesday by the Colts, has agreed to visit Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and Titans coach Mike Munchak in the coming days.

The four-time MVP and future Hall of Fame quarterback spent more than six hours each with the Broncos and Cardinals, and it appeared those would be the only visits he'd make before deciding on a new team. But the owners of the Titans and the Dolphins have publicly expressed their desire to sign Manning, so he'll meet their head coaches.

Manning said last week that he wanted to choose a team by today.

The Denver Post reported that the Texans and 49ers also are in the mix, though neither Manning nor agent Tom Condon commented.

MOSS WITH NINERS: Randy Moss is getting another chance in the NFL. Moss is back after agreeing to a one-year contract with the 49ers, the Associated Press reported. Moss, 35, worked out with the 49ers earlier in the day — and former NFL quarterback and current coach Jim Harbaugh participated.

SAINTS MEETING: Saints owner Tom Benson and coach Sean Payton have met with commissioner Roger Goodell, who will decide the team's punishment for its bounty program from 2009-11.

JETS: Nose tackle Sione Pouha, 33, agreed to a three-year contract.

LIONS: Receiver Nate Burleson says he restructured his deal to help the team keep key players. He agreed to have his $4 million base in 2012 converted to a $3.125 million signing bonus. Quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh reportedly reworked their deals as well.

RAIDERS: The team plans to release tight end Kevin Boss one year into a four-year deal, ESPN and NFL Network reported.

REDSKINS: The team released safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, one of its big free agent signings from last year.

STEELERS: The team tendered an offer to restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, who made the Pro Bowl last season.

Dolphins, Titans get in frame for Manning 03/12/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 12, 2012 11:46pm]
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