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Manning 'looks comfortable' throwing for Titans

Peyton Manning worked out for Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville, Titans general manager Ruston Webster said.

Webster said the quarterback, released by Indianapolis on March 7, "looked comfortable throwing the ball, and we had a good visit." Manning spent eight hours with Tennessee officials Wednesday.

Also at the workout were coach Mike Munchak, chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt, offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains and strength coach Steve Watterson.

Friday the four-time MVP worked out at in North Carolina at Duke for the Broncos. Tuesday he worked out there for the 49ers. Manning has been rehabilitating in North Carolina after a series of neck surgeries that kept him out for last season.

The NFL Network reported Friday that Manning hopes to sign by Tuesday. Also a finalist for his services are the 49ers.

Bengals: Guard Travelle Wharton, who started 99 games over eight seasons with Carolina, signed. Terms were not disclosed.

Chiefs: Quarterback Brady Quinn and right tackle Eric Winston signed. Quinn was a backup for Denver last season. Winston was released by Houston on Monday, saving it about $4.5 million against the salary cap. He started every game for it over the past five seasons.

Colts: Tom Zbikowski, a safety and special teams standout, signed. Terms were not disclosed. He is the second ex-Raven (defensive end Cory Redding is the other) to join new coach Chuck Pagano, who previously was the Ravens' defensive coordinator.

Dolphins: Quarterback Matt Flynn, a free agent and the Packers' backup the past four seasons, visited. He visited Seattle on Friday.

Eagles: Left guard Evan Mathis re-signed for five years and, the Associated Press reported, $25.5 mil­lion ($7 million guaranteed). Last season, his eighth, he started 15 games.

Lions: Offensive tackle Jeff Backus and backup quarterback Shaun Hill agreed to re-sign for two years, the team's website reported. Backus has not missed a start since being drafted by Detroit in 2001.

Patriots: Receiver Brandon Lloyd agreed to a deal, reported. Terms were not reported. Last season with the Broncos and Rams, he had 70 catches for 946 yards and five touchdowns. Also, tight end Anthony Gonzalez signed. Terms were not disclosed. Over the past three seasons, he has played only 11 games for the Colts because of various injuries.

Rams: Center Scott Wells signed a deal the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported is for four years and $24 million ($13 million guaranteed). He has missed only six games since becoming a starter for the Packers in 2005.

Redskins: Quarterback Rex Grossman re-signed for one year, reported. The ex-Gator is expected to back up Robert Griffin III, who is expected to be drafted in April.

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